Patrice K. Nicholas

Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA


P. K. Nicholas received the D.N.S., D.H.L. (honors), M.P.H., M.S., R.N., A.N.P., and F.A.A.N. degrees. Nicholas received the B.S. degree in nursing at the Fitchburg State College (now Fitchburg State University), Fitchburg, MA, USA, M.S. degree in nursing at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, and Doctorate degree in nursing science at the same university. Nicholas also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA, USA, focusing her research on HIV/AIDS and quality of life in chronic illness. During her fellowship, she completed an M.S. degree in public health in international health at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Nicholas is a Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions at the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, Boston, MA, USA, and serves as the Director of the Global Health and Academic Partnerships and a Senior Nurse Scientist at the Division of Global Equity and the Center for Nursing Excellence. Her professional experiences include serving as the Director of the Global Health and Academic Partnerships at Brigham, UK, and Women's Hospital, Professor at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions, and Fulbright Senior Scholar in South Africa at the University of KwaZulu‐Natal, Durban, South Africa (2007). She is an Associate Clinical Scientist at the Cantor Center of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA. Nicholas has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of KwaZulu‐Natal, Durban, South Africa, St. Luke's Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, and Leuven Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium. She has also served as an external Reviewer for the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland. Nicholas is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Nicholas has conducted numerous research studies related to quality of life in HIV/AIDS and neuropathy‐related symptoms in HIV. She has authored more than 90 peer‐reviewed research and clinical manuscripts, texts, chapters, and monographs related to nursing, health care, and global health.

Biography Updated on 5 December 2013

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