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Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, CORLN, AOCN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

Clinical Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Nursing
Nursing

Fisher Hall 542C
Phone: 412.396.6540

Education:

PhD, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
(Minor) Curriculum & Supervision
MNEd, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1979
RN Diploma, Nursing, Presbyterian-University Hospital School of Nursing, 1972
BSN, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1976
Bio

Dr. Lockhart is Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Duquesne University School of Nursing. She earned her diploma at Presbyterian-University Hospital School of Nursing and her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, with a minor in curriculum and supervision from the School of Education. She is an experienced oncology nurse, administrator, and educator and holds certifications in advanced oncology, ENT- head and neck nursing, and nursing education.

Dr. Lockhart has taught at undergraduate and graduate levels and was among the first Duquesne faculty to teach in its 1997 online PhD program. She currently teaches in the online PhD and DNP programs. Her scholarship mirrors her extensive expertise in health promotion (cancer and cardiac), professional development, and nursing education. She assumed a leadership role with colleagues on Nicaraguan initiatives in cancer nursing, curriculum development, and oncology research that resulted in a sustained nurse-led cervical-breast cancer health program. Dr. Lockhart is a fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF) and has received awards in creative teaching and ethics from Duquesne University and Cameos of Caring from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She has served as principal investigator for numerous program and research grants from foundations and federal sources.

She is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing and ORL-Head and Neck Nursing, an Editorial Board member for Nurse Educator, and a reviewer for the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. As the former Associate Editor for the Oncology Nursing Forum, she co-created the Leadership and Professional Development feature over a decade ago. She is currently preparing the 2nd edition of her book, Unit-based staff development for clinical nurses (ONS).

Research

Eliminating health disparities in vulnerable populations  

Health promotion, disease prevention, & risk assessment in chronic disease (cancer & heart disease as examples)

Culturally appropriate community-based interventions aimed at health promotion, capacity building, and self management (local, regional,  global perspectives)

Assessment of learning outcomes in nursing education (undergraduate and graduate)

Best practices/evidenced based practice in nursing education (higher education & professional/staff development)

Research Grants and Assessment Awards

2013 Non-Oncology Nurses' Educational Needs Regarding Care of Cancer
Survivors
Funded by the Oncology Nursing Society 8/7/13
Principal Investigator with M. Oberleinter et al, ($25,000)

2009 The Experience of Lebanese Oncology Nurses Working in Lebanon
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, 2010 Small Grants Program
Co-Investigator with M. Doumit (PI) & N. Azoury (Lebanon)
(Not funded, study completed, requested $10,000)

2009 A National Survey of Oncology Nursing Content in Pre-licensure Registered
Nurse and Master's Degree Clinical Nurse Specialist and Practitioner
Programs, Project Leader with M. Galioto and Project Team
Funded by Susan B. Komen Foundation to the Oncology Nursing Society

2009 Outcomes of Doctoral Scholarship: An Analysis of PhD Students'
Dissertations and Publications
Duquesne University Mini-Assessment Grants, Office of the Provost
Co-Investigator with L. Goodfellow ($2000 for 2010-2011).

2008 Predicting Success on the NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam for Graduates of
An Integrated, Community-Based BSN Curriculum
Duquesne University Mini-Assessment Grants, Office of the Provost
Principal Investigator with R. Henry, D. Lewis, Dr. K. Paraska, & L.
Cunningham (2009, $2000)
2010 continuation (Duquesne University School of Nursing, $2500)
2011 continuation (Duquesne University School of Nursing, $2500)
2012 continuation, plus Second Degree data (Duquesne University School
of Nursing, $2500)

2005 Program Evaluation Follow-Up for Operation Churchbeat,
(Supplement to 2002-2004 CURE Grant)
Medtronic "Keep the Beat Award" donated by Dr. V. Mosseso
Principal Investigator with Operation Churchbeat team ($500)

2002-2004 Developing a Model "Chain of Survival" Community in a Predominately
African-American Urban PA Neighborhood: Operation Churchbeat,
Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (C.U.R.E.)
PA Department of Health (Tobacco Settlement)
Principal Investigator with Operation Churchbeat team ($20,000)

2002 Implementation of a Nurse-Managed Community-Based Breast and
Cervical Cancer Health Program for Underserved High-Risk Women in
Villa Libertad Annex, Nicaragua
ONS/ONS Foundation, Challenge Dissemination Grant
(Supplement to Palumbo Grant of 2001-2003 for mammograms)
Principal Investigator, ($500).

2001-2003 Implementation of a Nurse-Managed Community-Based Breast and
Cervical Cancer Health Program for Underserved High-Risk Women in
Villa Libertad Annex, Nicaragua,
A.J. and Sigismunda Foundation Grant
Principal Investigator with L. Cunningham, ($50,000)

2000 CPR/AED Public Assessment Survey (Telephone)
American Heart Association PA/Delaware Affiliate Grant
(Supported project designed by AHA Operation Heartbeat Lay Assessment Committee, Allegheny County)
My role was Chair, Lay Assessment Committee that designed the project in 2000-2001
(Grant provided approximately $40,000 given to AHA for data collection)

1999-2000 Strengthening End-of-Life Care in Nursing Practice Through National
Nursing Specialty Certification,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant
Co-Principal Investigator with P. Esper, C. Miller-Murphy, Project Director), January 1999-June 2000,
($165,125 granted to Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation)

1997-1999 Barriers to Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Nicaraguan Women
Oncology Nursing Foundation Grant
Principal Investigator with L. Worrall, M. Cygnarowicz, E. Morales, & C.B.Olivas, ($9,750)

1995-1996 Perceptions of Facial Disfigurement among Nursing Students:
Effects of a Clinical Experience in Caring for Head & Neck Surgical
Patients
Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses (SOHN) Grant
Duquesne University School of Nursing Grant
Co-Principal Investigator with L. Goodfellow, ($800)

1994-1995 Head and Neck Surgery: Its Meaning for Cancer Nurses
Duquesne University Faculty Development Grant
Duquesne University School f Nursing Grant
Principal Investigator, ($4,246)

1993 Female Nurses' Perceptions Regarding Severity of Facial Disfigurement
in Patients Following Surgery for Head & Neck Cancer:
A Comparison Based on Head and Neck Experience
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Epsilon Phi Chapter & Presbyterian-University Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Grant
Principal Investigator, Dissertation ($750)

1991-1992 Political Involvement of Nurses: A Phenomenological Investigation
Duquesne University Faculty Development Grant,
Co-investigator with Dr. K. Winter, ($850).

Scholarship

Publications (abridged)

Journal Articles

Goodfellow, L.M., Zungolo, E., Lockhart, J.S., Turk, M., & Dean, B. (in press). Successes and challenges of a distant faculty model. Nursing Forum.

Lockhart, J.S., Galioto, M., Oberleitner, M.G., Fulton, J., McMahon, D., George, K., ...Mayer, D. (2013). A national survey of oncology content in prelicensure registered nurse programs. The Journal of Nursing Education, 52(7), 383-390. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130529-01

Lockhart, J.S., & Goodfellow, L.M. (2009). The effect of a 5-week head and neck
surgical oncology practicum on nursing students' perceptions of facial disfigurement: Part II. ORL- Head & Neck Nursing, 27(4), 7-14.

Lockhart, J.S., & Goodfellow, L.M. (2009). The effect of a 5-week head and neck
surgical oncology practicum on nursing students' perceptions of facial disfigurement: Part I. ORL- Head & Neck Nursing, 27(3), 7-12.

Lockhart, J.S. (2006). Creating an educational plan that meets the learning needs of nursing staff. In Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10(2), pp. 257-266.
(Reprinted from Unit-based staff development for clinical nurses, pp. 137-153, by J.S. Lockhart, 2004, Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Brandi, C.L., Lockhart, J.S., & Hara, D. (2003). Overcoming barriers in international keypal exchange programs: An exemplar between Japanese and American nursing students. Nurse Educator, 28(4), 156-160.

Esper, P., Lockhart, J.S., & Murphy, C.M. (2002). Strengthening end of life care through specialty nursing certification. Journal of Professional Nursing, 18(3), 130-139.

Armstrong, M.L., Avillion, A.E., Billings, D.M., Bye, M.G., Care, W.D., Case, B., et al., (2002). Writing tips. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 33 (6), 247-251.

Lockhart, J.S. (2000). Nurses' perceptions of head and neck oncology patients after surgery: Severity of facial disfigurement and patient gender. In Plastic Surgical Nursing, 20(2), 68-80. (Reprinted from ORL- Head and Neck Nursing, 17 (4), 12-25).

Lockhart, J.S. (2000). Writing for publication: A partnership between education and service. Nurse Educator, 25, 195-199.

Wood, C., & Lockhart, J.S. (2000, April). Prostate cancer. American Journal of Nursing Suppmt., 47-51.

Book Chapters

Lockhart, J.S. & Gullatte, M.M. (2011). Life-long learning and continuing
competence. In M. M.Gullatte (Ed.) Nursing management: Principles and practice (2nd ed.) (pp.399-422). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Lockhart, J.S., & Resick, L.K. (2006). Anatomy and physiology. In L. Clarke and M.J. Dropkin (Eds.). Head and neck cancer (pp. 5-15). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Lockhart, J.S. & Gullatte, M.M. (2005). Life-long learning and continuing
competency. In M. M.Gullatte (Ed.) Nursing management: Principles and practice (pp. 329-347). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Lockhart, J.S. (2004). Joan Such Lockhart. In B. Nevidjon (Ed.) Continuing the legacy: More voices of oncology nurses (pp. 97-108). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society Publishing.

Resick, L.K., Lockhart, J.S., Beck, D.M., & Smith, S.P. (2000). Music therapy. In E. Olshansky (Ed.), Integrated women's health: Holistic approaches for comprehensive care (320-337). Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publications.

Books

Lockhart, J.S. (2004). Unit-based staff development for clinical nurses. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society Press.

Honors/Awards

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Duquesne University

Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, American Academy of Colleges of Nursing 

Academic Leadership Academy Development Program, Duquesne University Academic Affairs  (Inaugural Cohort)

Nursing Research Award, PA Nurses Association
Richard S. Caliguiri Community Service Award, District Six PNA

McKeesport High School Hall of Fame, McKeesport High School Alumni & Friends Association, McKeesport, PA

Eugene Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics, Duquesne University

Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

Distinguished Writer, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Nursing

Creative Teaching Award, Duquesne University

Oncology Nursing Society/AJN Writer/Mentor Fellow

Outstanding Graduate Award, Presbyterian-University Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Induction

Summa Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing (BSN)