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Denise Lucas, PhD, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
Director, Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Program
School of Nursing

Fisher Hall 521
Phone: 412.396.4230

Education:

PhD, Nursing, West Virginia University, 2010
MSN, Nursing, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2001
BSN, Nursing, Wheeling Jesuit University, 1995
ADN, Nursing, WV Northern Community College, 1986
Bio

Dr. Denise Lucas joined the faculty at Duquesne University in 2010. Dr Lucas is a board certified family nurse practitioner with extensive roots in West Virginia, where she continues to live and practice.  She has extensive knowledge and experience with those who are poor and underserved, with a concentration of poor, uninsured women.  Dr. Lucas earned her Master's Degree from Wheeling Jesuit University and her PhD in Nursing from West Virginia University, where she concentrated on rural, poor women.  A large part of her advance practice career has involved care of underserved patients in free clinics and federally qualified health centers. These underpinnings along with Duquesne's mission of serving the underserved are what drew Dr. Lucas to the University.  Dr. Lucas has prior teaching experience at Wheeling Jesuit University, primarily in the MSN program and in 2010 was named "Nurse Practitioner of the Year" by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  To advance her expertise she has recently completed a funded study examining urban poor women in an urban free clinic.

Research

2012 - Center for Nursing Research funded study titled : Learned resourcefulness in working, urban, poor women"

2010 - Dissertation study titled: Learned resourcefulness in working women who remain poor and uninsured


Scholarship

Presentations

November, 2014 Regional Conference
Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Poster Presentation - Peer Reviewed
Pittsburgh, PA
"The Use of an Over the Counter Prescription Template in Common Upper respiratory Complaints"

October, 2014 Regional Conference
Ohio Association of Free Clinics
Columbus, Ohio
Invited Presentation
"Academic Partnerships and Grant Writing: Selling your Outcomes"

September, 2014 National Conference
Society for the Advancement of Modeling and Role Modeling
Podium Presentation - Peer Reviewed
Erlanger, KY
"Life, Thoughts, and Perceptions of Women Receiving Care at a Free Health Care Clinic"

June, 2014 National Conference
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Poster Presentation - Peer Reviewed
Nashville, TN
"The Use of an Over the Counter Prescription Template in Common Upper respiratory Complaints"

April, 2014 National Conference
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
Poster Presentation - Peer Reviewed
Denver, CO
"Incorporating electronic logs with other critical documents to monitor clinical encounters of nurse practitioner students"

April, 2013 National Conference
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
Symposium Presentation - Peer Reviewed
Pittsburgh, PA
"Infuse it"

October, 2012 National Conference
Society for the Advancement of Modeling and Role Modeling
Poster Presentation - Peer Reviewed
Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Resourcefulness in working, urban women who remain poor and uninsured"

April, 2012 Regional Conference
Midwestern Nursing Research Society
Poster Presentation - Peer Rreviewed
Dearborn, Michigan
"Resourcefulness in working, urban women who remain poor and uninsured"

April, 2011 Local Conference
Robinson Memorial Hospital 17th Annual Nursing Research Day
Poster Presentation - Peer Reviewed
Ravenna, Ohio
"A Description of Well Being in uninsured, Working Poor Women"

March, 2011 Regional Conference
Midwestern Nursing Research Society
Poster Presentation - Peer Reviewed
Columbus, Ohio
"Learned Resourcefulness in Working Women who are Poor and Uninsured"

Publications

Lucas, D. (2014). Prostate Cancer. In L. Kennedy-Malone, K. Ryan Fletcher, & L. Martin-Plank (Eds.), Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults. New York: FA Davis.

Lucas, D. (2014). Prostatitis. In L. Kennedy-Malone, K. Ryan Fletcher, & L. Martin-Plank (Eds.), Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults. New York: FA Davis.

Lucas, D. & Bischof, J. (2014). Advancing Nurse Practitioner Preceptor and Student Engagement in Evidence-Based Practice at the Point of Care. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10, 25-31. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.06.005

Lucas, D., & Van Fossan, J. (2014). An Over the Counter "Prescription" for Common URI Complaints. Clinician Reviews, 24 (9), 33-40.

Honors/Awards

2014 NONPF Outstanding Poster Award

2013 Duquesne University Rita Carty Faculty Leadership Award

2010 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) West Virginia Nurse Practitioner of the Year