Wayne State University

Joan Bickes, D.N.P., RN, PHCNS-­BC

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    Assistant Professor (Clinical), Coordinator of the M.S.N. in Advanced Public Health Nursing


  • jbickes@wayne.edu
  • 313-577-­8582
  • 313-577­-4188 (Fax)

Office Address

262 Cohn

Office Hours

 By appointment. 


● B.A. -­ Regis University, Denver, CO

● B.S.N. -­ University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI

● M.S.N. ­- Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

● D.N.P. ­- Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

● A.N.C.C. -­ Advanced Practice RN, Board Certified

Research Interests

● Transcultural Nursing – cultural competence/culturally congruent care

● Health Disparities

● Inter­professional Education (IPE)

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

● Public/Community Health Nursing

● Leadership


Selected Publications

Bickes, J.T. & Schim, S.M. (2012). Out of our comfort zone: Short-term cultural immersion with community health nursing students. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare. 2(1), 34. Retrieved from http://www.ojccnh.org.

Bickes, Joan T. and Schim, Stephanie M. (2010). Righting writing: Strategies for improving nursing student papers. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 7(1) article 8. DOI: 10.2202/1548-923X.1964. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol7/iss1/art8

Harden, J., Falahee, M., Bickes, J., Schafenacker, A., Walker, J., Mood, D., Northouse, L.  (2009) Factors associated with prostate cancer patients' and their spouses' satisfaction with a family-based intervention. Cancer Nursing. 32(6), 482-492.

Ervin, N., Bell, S., & Bickes, J. (2009). Evidenced-based nursing practice in local public health. Michigan Journal Public Health. 3(1), 33-46.                

Nies, M., McEwen, M., & Bickes, J. (2007). Community health nursing: Making a difference. In Mary Nies & Melanie McEwen (Eds), Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations. 708-718. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.          

Ervin, N., Bickes, J., & Schim, S. (2006). Environments of care: A curriculum model for preparing a new generation of nurses. The Journal of Nursing Education. 45(2), 75-90.

Nies, M., Bickes, J., Schim, S., & Johnson, A. (2002). Model for community nursing care: Application to an integrated asthma intervention program. The Journal of School Nursing. 18(2), 74-78.

Bickes, J., & Collins, A. (2000). Community health assessment using computerized geographic mapping. Nurse Educator. 25(4), 172 & 185.

Courses Taught

● NUR 2010 Health Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination

● NUR 4120 Community Focused Nursing Practice

● NUR 4040 Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice

● NUR 7990 Directed Study in Nursing