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

Service to University

Provided significant leadership in the establishment of the Regis Diversity Council and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Regis University, 2016-2017