Oklahoma Baptist University is pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members to the College of Nursing. New faculty include Dr. Mary Dickey, assistant professor of nursing, community health nursing; and Dr. Nichole Jackson, assistant professor of nursing, simulation director.
Dickey earned a BSN from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She conducted medical missions and research in China for more than 20 years with the International Mission Board. She previously served as an ER / ICU nurse, a nursing lecturer, and a rehabilitation nurse, among other positions. She is a licensed nurse in Oklahoma and Texas, and she is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese.
Dr. Lepaine McHenry, dean of the College of Nursing, is excited for Dickey to join the nursing faculty. “Mary Dickey has been on the mission filed in China for over 20 years and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience on working with diverse populations. Her research focus in public health will be an asset to our college in program development and clinical experiences for students.”
Jackson earned a BSN from OBU, a Master of Science in Nursing also from OBU, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the Duquesne University Graduate School. She previously taught nursing courses at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. She also worked as an RN at Integris Baptist Medical Center Heart Hospital for seven years and as a nurse extern in Integris’s Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Unit prior to that.
McHenry is likewise pleased to welcome Jackson to the faculty. “Nichole Jackson, an OBU alumna, comes to us with a focus of simulation in nursing. Her graduate project focused in this area and she brings valuable experience in teaching and simulation. Her knowledge in simulation will assist us in creating a premier simulation center.”