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Lenore K. Resick

Professor Emerita
School of Nursing

Phone: 412.848.1267


PhD, Philosophy, Duquesne University, 2006
PMC, Transcultural/International Nursing, Duquesne University, 2001
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
BSN, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1978
Diploma, Nursing, Presbyterian-University Hospital School of Nursing, 1969

Dr. Lenore K. Resick, Professor Emerita School of Nursing, received her Diploma from Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing, her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, and her post-masters certificate in Transcultural Nursing and Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Duquesne University. Dr Resick continues to maintain an active clinical practice and teaches part time as an adjunct professor at Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania.

In 1994, Dr. Resick joined the School of Nursing faculty, as the first clinically practicing, nationally board certified FNP faculty member. Her clinical expertise led the development and implementation of the clinical courses in the first Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program at Duquesne University. When the FNP program moved into an online format, Dr Resick took the lead and developed and implemented the first online clinical courses in the FNP Program at Duquesne University. During her tenure at Duquesne, Dr Resick was appointed the Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Community Outreach and served as the Director of the FNP Program and the Executive Director of the Community-Based Health and Wellness Center for Older Adults (Health and Wellness Center). Dr Resick established the RN+WIN (Retired Nurses Working in Neighborhoods) Program which received the Jefferson Public Service Team Award for volunteerism.

Dr. Resick has published and presented on topics related to the community-based wellness model. Her research interests include phenomenology, environmental health, health and wellness, and the meaning of health among vulnerable populations, including African American older adults, Appalachian women, Russian speaking immigrants and Iraqi refugees.

Dr Resick is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing. She received the Outstanding Service to NONPF (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty) Award and the Distinguished Nurse Award by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA). Due to her significant contributions to nurse practitioner education, she received the Cameos of Caring Educator Award and was named one of 15 Top Family Nurse Practitioner Nursing Professors according to

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Research Grants - Last 5 years

Co-Investigator: "Wise Choices: Nutrition and Physical Activity for Older Adults," Aetna Foundation. PI: Turk. Co I: M, Kalarchian, M. & Resick, L. $35,000.Funding Period: 2014-2015.


Refereed Presentations - Last 5 years

Resick L. (2017). "Emerging Symptoms Reported in Shale Gas Communities," Appalachian Translational Research Network, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 30, 2017, Poster Presentation, Peer-Reviewed.

Miller, M. E, Leonardo, M. E., Resick, L. K., Thompson, C. Rothman, N. & Mengel, A. L. (2017). Moving UPSTREAM: Successes and challenges in nurse-led wellness centers in Pennsylvania October 27, 2017, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, Poconos, Pennsylvania. Poster presentation, Peer-Reviewed.

Brown, D., Walleigh, L., Weinberger, B., & Resick, L. K. (2016). "Emerging Health Issues Related to Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: A 2016 Update from a Nurse-Led Public Health Team." November 10, 2016. National Nurse-Led Consortium Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Peer-Reviewed.

M.E. Miller, M. Leonardo, & L. Resick. (2016). "Utilizing Prevention and Policy in Nurse-led Wellness Centers: UPstream approaches to wellness. November 10, 2016. National Nurse-Led Consortium Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Peer-Reviewed.

Resick, L. (2016). "Environmental Impact on Health: Emerging Health Issues Related to Unconventional Oil & Gas Development." American Association of Nurse Practitioners' 2016 National Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 25, 2016. Peer-Reviewed.

Resick, L. (2015). "The Nurse-Led Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project Health and Wellness Team: Lessons Learned Working as a Nurse Practitioner in the Gas Fields," National Nursing Centers Consortium, Sustaining Nurse-Managed Health Centers: The Future of Nurse-Led Care Conference, Pre-conference workshop, November 11th, 2015, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, Podium, Peer-Reviewed.

Resick, L. (2015). "Public Health Nursing-Environmental Health: Lessons Learned Regarding Emerging Health Issues Related to Unconventional Natural Gas Development," American Public Health Association, Health in all Policies 143rd Annual Meeting & Expo, Chicago, Illinois, November 3rd, 2015. Podium, Peer-Reviewed.

Huffling, K., & Resick, L. (2015). "Unconventional Gas and Oil Drilling (Fracking) and Health," American College of Nurse-Midwives, 60th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, National Harbor, MD, June 28th, 2015. [table talk discussion, presented twice]

Irwin, M., & Resick, L. (2015). "Community Disruption and Health in the Gas Fields: Hidden Dimensions of Social Disorganization in the Lives of People," Society for Applied Anthropology, 75th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. March, 25, 2015. [podium presentation].

Refereed Publications - Last 5 years

Lucas, D., Biscoff, J., & Resick, L. (2019). Life, God, and Help: Resources for Women who are Working and Poor. Journal of Christian Nursing, 36 (3). (Published online: July-September 2019).

Miller, M. E, Leonardo, M. E., Resick, L. K., Thompson, C. Rothman, N. & Mengel, A. L. (2017). Moving from Illness-Centered Care to Wellness-Centered Care in Undergraduate Nursing Education, Pennsylvania Nurse, 72(1), pp. 4-15.

Kronk R., Weideman Y., Cunningham L.,& Resick, L. (2015). Capturing Student Transformation From a Global Service-Learning Experience: The Efficacy of Photo-Elicitation as a Qualitative Research Method. J Nurs Educ. 54(9 Suppl) S99-S102. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20150814-18

Leffers, J. M., Smith, C. M., McDermott-Levy, R., Resick, L. K., Hanson, M. J., Jordan, L. C., Jackman-Murphy, K. P., Sattler, B., & Huffling, K. Developing Curricular Recommendations for Environmental Health Nursing, Nurse Educator, 00(0), 2015, pp. 00-00. DOI:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000133. (

Book Chapters/Sections in Books/Monographs - Last 5 years

Resick, L. K., & Greiner, L.H. Unconventional natural gas development and nursing (2016). In J. Leffers, C. M. Smith, K. Huffling, R. McDermott-Levy, & B. Sattler (Eds). Environmental Health in Nursing. (pp. 123-128). Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments:

Resick, L. K. (2016). Gender, protest, and the health impacts of unconventional natural gas development. In Y. Beebeejaum (Ed.). The Participatory City (pp. 167-175). Berlin: Jovis Verlag GmgH.

Lockhart, J.S., & Resick, L.K. Anatomy and physiology (2016). In R. Scarpa and M. Hickey (Eds.). Head and neck cancer 2nd ed. (pp. 5-16). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Resick, L. K., Miller, M. E., & Leonardo, M. E. (2015). Overview of Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers and Wellness Programs Integrated Into Nurse-Managed Primary Care Clinics. In T. Hansen-Turton, S. Sherman, & E. S. King (Eds.). Nurse-Led Health Clinics: Operations, Policy, & Opportunities (pp. 179 -204). New York: Springer Publishing Co.

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.) Nursing Research Using Phenomenology: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing (pp. 131-144). New York: Springer Publishing Company.


2014 Inducted into the Fellows of American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

2014 Named one of 15 Top Family Nurse Practitioner Nursing Professors

2013 The Retired Nurses Working in Neighborhood Program -Received Team Jefferson Award

2011 Outstanding Service to NONPF [National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty] Award

2010 Appointed DU The Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Community Outreach

2009 Cameos of Caring Educator Award

2009 Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)

2007 Distinguished Nurse Award, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Award

2007 Richard A. Caliguiri Community Action Award, District #6 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.

2006 Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics, Duquesne University