Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Nursing, University of Colorado
  • M.S.N., Loma Linda University
  • B.S.N., Boston College
  • Diploma, Nursing, Holyoke Hospital School of 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), Delegate
  • Western Institute of Nursing
  • Friends of Nursing (FON), Chair Newsletter, Past President, Past Vice President 

Clinical Expertise & Certifications

  • Community/Public Health Nursing

Research & 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

Graham-Dickerson, P. (April 2011). Teaching Strategies to Understanding Cultural Humility in Nursing Education: The Key to Quality Health Care in the 21st Century. Western Institute of Nursing Assembly.

Houser, J., Graham-Dickerson, P., & Thomas, E. (April 2010). The Value of Nurse Involvement In Decision Making. Western Institute of Nursing Assembly.

Graham-Dickerson, P. (2009). Part IV: Research that measures patients’ experiences and values: Qualitative research questions and procedures. In J. Houser. Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Chapter 17. Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett.

Graham-Dickerson, P. (2009). Part IV: Research that measures patients’ experiences and values: Analyzing and reporting qualitative data. In J. Houser. Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Chapter 18. Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett.

Recent Presentations 

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.

Graham-Dickerson, P. (April 2011). Teaching Strategies to Understanding Cultural Humility in Nursing Education: The Key to Quality Health Care in the 21st Century. Western Institute of Nursing Assembly, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Houser, J., Graham-Dickerson, P., & Thomas, E. (April 2010). The Value of Nurse Involvement In Decision Making. Western Institute of Nursing Assembly, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Awards & Recognition

  • Teaching Excellence of the Year, Colorado Council of Black Nurses Association, 2011 
  • Sigma Theta Tau Research Award, 2009