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Shelley Hickey, MSN, RN

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Shelley Hickey


Assistant Clinical Professor

Undergraduate Nursing

Shelley Hickey, MSN, RN, received her diploma in nursing from Reading Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from Widener University and her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Villanova University. While obtaining her MSN, she was the recipient of the Dean’s award for service to the college.

Hickey’s clinical background is in critical care, cardiothoracic surgery and perianesthesia nursing in both academic and community hospital settings. She has over 10 years of experience as a nurse educator in the community college and acute care hospital settings. She also has another 12 years of teaching experience in the university setting. Before coming to Drexel, Hickey served as the coordinator for international nursing experiences that occurred in10 countries. She has led or co-led nursing student experiences focused on health promotion in El Salvador, Peru, South Africa and the Dominican Republic.

Her research focus has been on medication safety, people living with Parkinson’s disease and interdisciplinary simulation. She was able to showcase this research at the World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, Japan in 2019. Hickey has also presented on strategies for NCLEX success (2018) and creative teaching strategies (2018).

Professional Society

American Association of Perioperative Nurses
American Nurses Association
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Selected Publications

Ellis, D. M., Hickey, S., McLaughlin, C., Felgoise, S. H., Becker, M., O’Connor,M., Puelo, M., Reddy, T., Kim, L., Markey, D., Bernhardt, P. W. (2021).Interprofessional mock code simulation promotes collaboration and competency in Parkinson’s medication safety during transition in care. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 25. https:// doi: 10.1016/xjep.2021.100468

Ellis, D. M., Hickey, S., McLaughlin, C., Kim, L., Puleo, M., Becker, M., Felgoise, S. H., Reddy, T., Markey, D., Prieto, P., O’Connor, M, Bernhardt, P.W. (2021). Parkinson’s disease medication administration during a care transition: The impact of interprofessional team simulation on student competency, comfort and knowledge. Nursing Education Perspectives, 43(3),164- 170. https.//doi:10.1097/01.NEP000000000000920

Ellis, D. M., Hickey, S.; Prieto, P., Doyle, A., Galvin, M., Vernon, G., O & Connor,M. (2019). Medication Safety of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease During Care Transitions: Educating Nursing Students. Nursing Education Perspectives, 40(6) p E22-E24. https.//doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000532

Grant participation:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Grant August 15, 2018 - August 1, 2019

2010-2011 Susan B. Hasmiller Research Award, American Red Cross, Prepositioning Medical Supplies for Alaska Disasters, Holt, K. PI, $1,000.00

Research Interests

Medication safety, people living with Parkinsons, interdisciplinary simulation and creative teaching strategies

  • Villanova University MSN in nursing education
  • Widener University BSN
  • The Reading Hospital School of Nursing Diploma in nursing