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Joanne V. Hickey, Ph.D., R.N., APRN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, FCCM

Professor Patricia L. Starck/PARTNERS Professorship in Nursing School of Nursing Coordinator, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Department of Family Health

UT Health Science Center at Houston

Education is transformational; it not only increases one's knowledge and expertise, but also supports a commitment to, and excitement for, lifelong learning.

An effective teacher creates a learning environment of respect for learning and an openness to new ideas considered in a context of analysis and critique. This leads to integration of knowledge and innovation into practice and patient care. Being a teacher, I am privileged to have the opportunity to influence the growth and development of students as critical thinkers and leaders who apply their knowledge to achieve optimal outcomes for countless individuals and populations.