Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN

Associate Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Assistant Dean for Research
Center for Research and Scholarship
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Acute and Critical Care Nursing
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Simulation and use of innovative educational technology

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Decision-making under risk and uncertainty
  • Evaluation of decision support interventions
  • Health services utilization of the acutely/chronically critically ill
  • Advanced statistical methods

Research Projects

Research

  • Hickman, R. (2010-2012). DECISION: A pilot study of a decision counseling intervention. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cleveland Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC), KL2 Internal Grant. Role: Principal Investigator
  • Hickman, R., & Lipson A. (2010-2011). Readiness to Establish Advance Directives (READi) Trial. University Center for Aging and Health, President's Initiative and MacGregor Foundation Fund. Role: Principal Investigator
  • Clochesy, J., Hickman, R., Dolansky, M., Montenegro, H., Noeller, T., et al. (2009-2011). Electronic Self-Management Intervention to Reduce Health Disparities (eSMART-HD). NIH, National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities. 1RC2MD004760. Role: Co-Investigator
  • Hickman, R. (2009-2010). Exploring the Consequences and Perceptions of Complex Treatment Decisions. NIH, CTSC, KL2 Internal Grant. Role: Principal Investigator
  • Hickman, R. (2008-2009). Decisional Consequences in Recipients of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. American Nurses Foundation. Role: Principal Investigator

Training

  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment. Hickman, R. (2011-2013). Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Award. NIH, National Center for Research Resources. Role: Recipient
  • Postdoctoral Career Development and Training. Davis, P., & Rudick, R. (2008-2012). Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program
  • (MCRTP-KL2), a component of the Clinical and Translational Collaborative. NIH, National Center for Research Resources, (1KL2RR024990). Role: Clinical Research Scholar
  • Predoctoral Career Development and Training. Daly, B., & Hickman, R. (2006-2008). Promoting Diversity in Health Related Research Supplement. NIH, National Institute of Nursing Research, (NR08941). Role: Co-Investigator        

Publications

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  • Hickman, R. L. (2016). Evidence-Based Review and Discussion Points. American Journal of Critical Care, 25(3), 220-1. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2016154 
  • Hickman, R. L., Daly, B. J., Clochesy, J., O'Brien, J., Leuchtag, M. (2016). Leveraging the Lived Experience of Surrogate Decision Makers of the Seriously Ill to Develop a Decision Support Intervention. Applied Nursing Research, 30, 67-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.10.012.
  • Hickman, Jr, R. L., Clochesy, J., Alaamri, M. (2016). Validation of an Interaction Model of Health Behavior among Adults with Hypertension. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(7), 874-92. doi: 10.1177/0193945916628864. 
  • Pignatiello, G., & Hickman, R. L. (2015). Academic Success. In M. Smith, J. Fitzpatrick, & R. Carpenter, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Nursing. New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Hickman, R. L., & Pignatiello, G. (2015). High Risk Students. In M. Smith, J. Fitzpatrick, & R. Carpenter, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Nursing. New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Hickman, R. L. (2015). Evidence-Based Review and Discussion Points. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(5), 385-6.
  • Clochesy, J., Gittner, L., Hickman, R. L., & Floersch, J. (2015). Wait, Won't! Want: Barriers Perceived by Medically and Socially Disenfranchised Communities. Journal of Health and Human Services, 38(2), 147-214.
  • Hickman, R. L. (2015). Evidence-Based Review and Discussion Points. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(4), 358-9.
  • Clochesy, J., Buchner, M., Hickman, R. L., & Znamenak, K. (2015). Creating Serious Games for Health. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 38(2), 174-214.
  • Pinto, M. D., Hickman, R. L., & Thomas, T. L. (2015). Stigma Scale for Receiving Psychological Help (SSRPH): An Examination Among Adolescent Girls. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(12):1644-61.  doi: 10.1177/0193945914543954.
  • Hickman, R. L. (2015). Evidence-based review and discussion points. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(6), 512-3.
  • Hickman, R. L., Clochesy, J., Burant, C. J., & Pignatiello, G. (2015). Impact of a serious of game for health on chronic disease self-management among adults with hypertension. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 38(2), 253-75.
  • Clochesy, J., Buchner, M., Hickman, R. L., Pinto, M. D., & Znamenak, K. (2015). Creating a serious game for health. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 38(2), 162-73.
  • Clochesy, J., Dolansky, M., Hickman, Jr, R. L., & Gittner, L. S. (2015). Enhancing communication between patients and healthcare providers: SBAR3. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 38(2), 237-52.
  • Lelli, V., Hickman, R. L., Savrin, C. L., & Petersen, R. (2015). Retail Clinics Versus Traditional Primary Care: Employee Satisfaction Guaranteed. Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice, 27(9), 514-20. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12220.
  • Hickman, R. L. (2015). Evidence-Based Review and Discussion Points. American journal of Critical Care, 24(5), 385-6.
  • Hickman, R. L. (2015). Comments on: Pressure Ulcer Incidence in Patients Wearing Nasal-Oral Versus Full-Face Noninvasive Ventilation Masks. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(4), 358-9.
  • Hickman, R. L. (2015). Evidence-Based Review and Discussion Points. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(4), 358-9.
  • Wright, K. D., Hickman, R. L., & Laudenslager, M. L. (2015). Hair Cortisol Analysis: A Promising Biomarker of HPA Activation in Older Adults. The Gerontologist, 55 (Suppl 1), S140-5. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu174.
  • Hickman, R. L. (2015). Evidence-Based Review and Discussion Points. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(3), 225-6.
  • Pinto, M. D., Greenblatt, A. M., Hickman, R. L., Rice, H. M., Thomas, T. L., & Clochesy, J. (2016). Assessing the Critical Parameters of eSMART-MH: A Promising Avatar-Based Digital Therapeutic Intervention to Reduce Depressive Symptoms. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 52(3):157-68. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12112
  • Hickman, R. L. (2015). Evidence-Based Review and Discussion Points. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(2), 128-9.
  • Hickman, R. L. (2015). Evidence-based review and discussion points. American journal of critical care: An official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 24(1), 13-4.
  • Hickman, R., Daly, B., & Lee, E. (2012). Decisional conflict and regret: consequences of surrogate decision making for the chronically critically ill. Applied Nursing Research.
  • Hickman, R., Daly, B., Douglas, S., Burant, C. (2012). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the Critical Care Family Satisfaction Survey. Western Journal of Nursing Research, [Epub ahead of print].
  • Hickman, R., Daly, B., Douglas, S., & Clochesy, J. (2010). Informational coping style and depressive symptoms in family decision makers. American Journal of Critical Care, 19, 410-420.
  • Hickman, R., & Douglas, S. (2010). Impact of chronic critical illness on the psychological outcomes of family members. AACN Advanced Critical Care. 21, 1, 80–91.
  • Daly, B., Douglas, S., O'Toole, E., Gordon, N., Hejal, R., Rowbottom, J., Garland, A., Lilly, C., Wiencek, C., & Hickman, R. (2010). Effectiveness trial of an intensive communication structure for families of the chronically critically ill. CHEST, 138, 6, 1340-1348.
  • Douglas, S., Daly, B., O'Toole, E., & Hickman, R. (2010). Depression among white and nonwhite caregivers of the chronically critically ill. Journal of Critical Care;25, 2, e-11-e-19.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Nursing Science
Case Western Reserve University
2008
Master of Science in Nursing
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Case Western Reserve University
2006
Certificate of Professional Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
2002
Bachelor of Arts
Biological Science
Case Western Reserve University
2000