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Patricia Riccio

Patricia Riccio


Assistant Clinical Professor

Advanced Role M.S.N. Department
Division of Graduate Nursing

215.762.1336 P
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1601 Cherry Street, 9th floor

Dr. Patricia Riccio is a distance faculty member at Drexel University. She is currently serving as the Course Chair for Research 503, Research Methods and Biostatistics, a core course in the Graduate Program. She has previously held several Nursing positions at major research universities in Southern California.

Research Interests:

With a deep rooted interest in Alzheimer’s disease, studying both the patient and their caregivers, Dr. Riccio has received a number of funded grants and performed research studies, studying sleep, in both of these populations. In addition, her second research interest involves educational studies among graduate students. Recent presentations involve studying critical thinking skills and their predictions in graduate nursing students. Additionally, examination of practice-based problems and research-based interventions and gaps in the literature is another research interest which has been presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress. Several manuscripts directly relating to both of these areas have been produced.

Academic Distinctions:

Dr. Riccio was awarded a Fulbright Faculty Research Award in 2001, granted by the State Department of the United States. The purpose of this award was to assist faculty at The University of Rome, La Sapienza in Italy to do better research. This was a funded, competitive research award which paid for living expenses and salary while living in Rome, Italy.

Professional Society:

Dr. Riccio is an active member of the Sleep Research Society as an appointed member. She also belongs to Sigma Theta Tau International and a number of other nursing organizations.