Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAANProfessor
School of Nursing
Fisher Hall 311
Education:PhD, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
(Minor) Curriculum & Supervision
MNEd, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
RN Diploma, Nursing, Presbyterian-University Hospital School of Nursing
BSN, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Lockhart is a tenured Professor at Duquesne University School of Nursing and oversees the MSN Nursing Education Track. 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. She has served in various academic leadership positions during her tenure at Duquesne, including Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for more than a decade.
Dr. Lockhart has taught at all 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, DNP and MSN programs. Her scholarship mirrors her extensive expertise in oncology nursing, 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 innovative, 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 several other peer reviewed journals. As the former Associate Editor for the Oncology Nursing Forum, she co-created the Leadership and Professional Development feature over a decade ago. Dr. Lockhart recently published her book with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS, 2016), Nursing professional development for clinical educators , updated from Unit-based education for clinical nurses (ONS, 2004).
- Health disparities in cancer care for vulnerable populations
- Health promotion, prevention, and risk assessment in cancer care
- Culturally appropriate, community-based interventions in cancer care
- Best practices in nursing education for quality, safe cancer survivor care
Eliminating health disparities in vulnerable populations
Health promotion, prevention, & risk assessment in cancer care
Culturally appropriate community-based interventions in health promotion, capacity building, and self management in cancer care and bystander CPR/AEDs
Assessment of learning outcomes
Best practices in nursing education for quality, safe cancer survivor care
Research Grants and Assessment Awards
2015 Autonomy in Socio-culturally Diverse Advanced Cancer Care Settings: Improving Patient Involvement in Decision-Making
Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund, Principal Investigator: J. Gielen, Health Care Ethics. Co-Investigators: H. Have & J.S. Lockhart, $10,000.
2014 Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Education Innovation Grant
Strengthening Cultural Competence in Prenatal Care with a Virtual Community: Building Capacity through Collaboration,
Co-investigator with (Y. Weideman, L. Young, & F. Grund, $10,000.
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 ofAn 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).
Grants Related to Teaching, Institutional/Program Support
Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program RWJ/AACN (Second Degree Scholarships), Duquesne University School of Nursing
Co -Investigator with L. Cunningham
(Total Funds Received $400,000 in scholarships; $18,700 in technical/leadership funds)
Funded AY 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2009-10, & 200
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program, Duquesne University School of Nursing
Principal Investigator from AY 2003 - 2011, Received Total Funds $469, 528)
Community Engagement Scholar, Duquesne University Office of Service Learning
(Rebeka Hansen, AY2010-2011; Jacqueline Bortree, AY 2009-2010)
Taking Control of Cancer: A Cancer Prevention and Detection Education Program for Elderly African Americans Residing in an Urban Community Dwelling (2002)
K. Leroy Irvis Towers Nurse Managed Wellness Center,
Funded by Oncology Nursing Foundation, $2500, J. Lockhart, PI Competitive)
Educational Seminar Series for Leaders in the Peru Diocesan Health Program
Eastern Mercy Health System, Chulucanas, Peru (Travel Grant), November 1-11, 1998 (Invited).
Integrating Maternal Child Health Concepts (MAIMN) into Curricula of Six Nicaraguan Schools of Nursing (1997-2000), USAID Funded for $125,000 to Dr. J. White, PI (#524-G-SS-97-0002400) Managua, Nicaragua (Invited).
Curriculum Development Seminar for UPOLI School of Nursing Faculty
USIS, Academic Specialist Grant to Dr. J. Lockhart ($2000), Managua, Nicaragua, July 8-19, 1996 (Invited).
Clinical Nursing Seminar Series: A Cancer Nursing Course in Nicaragua
Funded by International Union Against Cancer (UICC), Oncology Nursing Society/Foundation, Duquesne University to Center for International Nursing, Duquesne University, Managua, Nicaragua, July 1995 (Invited).
Nicaraguan-American Nursing Collaboration Project (NANC)
Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993 (Invited).
Lockhart, J.S. (2016). Professional nursing development for clinical educators. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Lockhart, J.S. (2004). Unit-based staff development for clinical nurses. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society Press.
Lockhart, J.S. & Oberleitner, M.G. Evaluation of specific program types and impact on program assessment and evaluation (2016). In M.H.Oermann A systematic approach to assessment and evaluation of nursing programs (pp. 119-134). Washington, DC: National League for Nursing.
Lockhart, J.S., & Resick, L.K. Anatomy and physiology (2016). In M. Hickey and R. Scarpa (Eds.). Head and neck cancer 2nd ed. (pp. 1-12). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Lockhart, J.S., & Resick, L.K. (2015). The value of dialogue when planning and conducting phenomenological research: Reflections of a dissertation chair and doctoral student. In M. de Chesnay (Ed.) Springer Series for Qualitative Research in Nursing: Nursing research using phenomenology, Qualitative designs and methods in nursing (pp. 131-145). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.
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.
Lockhart, J.S. (1999). Bess. In J. Kane and C. Warner (Eds.) Touched by a nurse: Special moments that transform lives. Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Doumit, M.A., & Lockhart, J.S. (in press). Understanding the personal meaning of work for oncology nurses in Lebanon. Journal of Cultural Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Stayer, D., & Lockhart, J.S. (2016). Living with dying in the pediatric intensive care unit: A nursing perspective. American Journal of Critical Care, 25(4), 350-356.
Whitfield-Harris, L. & Lockhart, J.S. (2016, Spring). The workplace environment for African-American faculty employed in predominately white institutions. The ABNF Journal, 27(2), 28-38.
Jones, T., Lockhart, J.S., Mendelsohn-Victor, K., Duquette, D., Northhouse, L., Duffy, S., Donley, R., Merajver, S., Milliron, K., Roberts, J.S., & Katapodi, M. (2016). Use of cancer genetic services in African American young breast cancer survivors. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.016
Weidemann, Y. Young, L., Lockhart, J.S., Grunde, F., Fridline, M., & Panas, M. (2016). Strengthening cultural competence in prenatal care with a virtual community: Building capacity through collaboration. Journal of Professional Nursing NCIN Supplement. Advance online publication. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.03.004
Gourash, W.F., Lockhart, J.S., Kalarchian, M.A., Courcouulas, A.P., & Nolfi, D.A. (2016). Retention and attrition in bariatric surgery research: An integrative review of the literature. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 12, 199-209.
Lockhart, J.S. (2015, September). Preparing nurses for cancer survivor care - a growing need. Oncology Nursing News. 47. Retrieved from NursingOncLive.com.
Nolfi, D.A., Lockhart, J.S., & Myers, C.R. (2015, September/October). Predatory publishers: What you don't know can hurt you. Nurse Educator, 40(5), 1-4. Doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000179
Jones, T.P., Katapodi, M.C., & Lockhart, J.S. (2015). Factors influencing breast cancer screening and risk assessment among young African American women: An integrative review of the literature. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 27(9), 521-529. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12223
Goodfellow, L.M., Zungolo, E., Lockhart, J.S., Turk, M., & Dean, B. (October-December 2014). Successes and challenges of a distant faculty model. Nursing Forum, 49(4), 288-297. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12060.
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., & Oberleitner, M.G. (2021, January 15). Why higher education may be the next step in your oncology nursing career (Episode 138) [Audio podcast episode]. In Oncology Nursing Society Podcasts. The Oncology Nursing Podcast: Episode 138: Why Higher Education May Be the Next Step in Your Oncology Nursing Career (libsyn.com).
Editorial Boards/Manuscript Reviewer
Journal of Continuing Education for Nursing
Associate Editor, Research & Statistics (2006 to present); Reviewer (1995-2006)
Editorial Advisory Board (1995-present)
Oncology Nursing Forum
Reviewer (1995-present); Editorial Advisory Board (1997-2001); Associate Editor, Leadership & Professional Development Feature (Created this feature with M. Oberleitner, 2000-2001); Associate Editor for Case-in-Point (1997-2000)
ORL & Head and Neck Nursing
Associate Editor (2008-present); Leadership & Professional Perspectives in ORL Nursing, Feature Editor 2005 to present); Editorial Board (1996-present); CE Feature Editor (1995-2002)
- Bayada Award for Technological Innovation and Health Care Education and Practice
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
- Duquesne University Spirit of the Center for Teaching (CTE) Excellence Award
- Cameos of Caring, Nurse Educator Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
- Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Education (ANEF), National League for Nursing
- 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)