Professional Bio

  • Ph.D., Nursing, University of Colorado
  • M.S.N., Loma Linda University
  • B.S.N., Boston College
  • Diploma, Nursing, Holyoke Hospital School of Nursing


Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Community/Public Health Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), Research Committee Co-Chair
  • Colorado Nurses Association (CNA), Chair Nominating Committee
  • American Nurses Association (ANA),
  • Western Institute of Nursing
  • Friends of Nursing (FON), Chair Newsletter, Past President, Past Vice President


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests 

  • Cultural Humility
  • Person-directed Care in Long Term Care
  • Health Disparities

Recent Publications

Graham-Dickerson, P., Houser, J., Thomas, E., Casper, C., ErkenBrack, L., Wenzel, M., & Siegrist, M. (2013). The Value of Staff Nurse Involvement in Decision Making. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(5), 286–292. doi:10.1097/NNA.0b013e31828eec15

Graham-Dickerson, P. (2012). Part VI: Research that describes the meaning of an experience: Qualitative research questions and procedures. In J. Houser. Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Chapter 16. Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett.

Houser, J, & Graham-Dickerson, P. (2012). Chapter 17: Analyzing and Reporting Qualitative Results. In J. Houser, Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning

Recent Presentations 

Graham-Dickerson, P., Wimett, L., Kruschke, C.  The Lived Experience of Digital Storytelling: Part I, II, & III.  National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) Annual Convention.  Lexington, KY. Podium Presentation.  October 1-3, 2015.

Graham-Dickerson, P., Wimett, L., & Kruschke, C. (April 10, 2013) The Lived Experience of Digital Storytelling, 55th Annual Conference of Western Social Science Association, Denver, CO.

Graham-Dickerson, P., Wimett, L., & Kruschke, C. (May 31, 2012) Promoting Person-Directed Care Across Long Term Care Transitions, 6th International Eden Alternative Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Awards & Recognition

  • Associate Ignatian Fellow for Diversity, Regis University, 2017
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program Fellowship, Selected, 2015
  • Teaching Excellence of the Year, Colorado Council of Black Nurses Association, 2011 
  • Sigma Theta Tau Research Award, 2009

Community Involvement and Service