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Dr. Lockhart is Professor Emerita at Duquesne University School of Nursing and teaches in the MSN Nursing Education and PhD Programs, 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, leader, scholar and educator and is certified in 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.

Prior to her retirement in May 2022, she was a tenured Professor who 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 and MSN Nursing Education programs. Her scholarship mirrors her extensive expertise in oncology nursing, vulnerable populations, 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 Deputy Editor for the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Associate Editor for 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 published her book with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS, 2016), Nursing professional development for clinical educators.

 

Expertise
  • Health disparities in cancer care for vulnerable populations
  • Health promotion, prevention, and 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
  • Building a competent RN workforce prepared to provide safe and quality care for cancer survivors across oncology and non-oncology clinical settings
  • Issues in nursing education

Education

 

PhD, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
(Minor) Curriculum & Supervision
MNEd (MSN), Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
BSN, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
RN Diploma, Nursing, Presbyterian-University Hospital School of Nursing

Research Grants and Assessment Awards

2018 Prelicensure RN Oncology Curriculum Evaluation - Pilot Project, Oncology Nursing
Society, Principal Investigator, D. Struth; Advisory Team: J.S. Lockhart

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); continuation fund (2010, $2500; 2011, $2500; 2012, $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)
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).

Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS (abridged past 5 years)
Lockhart, J.S. (2016) Nursing professional development for clinical educators. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society Press. ISBN: 9781935864776

BOOK CHAPTERS
Lockhart, J.S.
 and Oberleitner, M.G. Evaluation of specific types of nursing programs. In M.H.Oermann A systematic approach to assessment and evaluation of nursing programs 2nd ed. National League for Nursing. (In press)

Lockhart, J.S., and Petras, D. M..(2021/22). Nursing professional development practitioner in a clinical practice setting. In M.H. Oermann, J.C. DeGagne, & B.C. Phillips (Eds.), Teaching in nursing and role of the educator: The complete guide to best practice in teaching, evaluation, and curriculum development (3rd ed., pp. 411-432). Springer Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1891/9780826152633

JOURNAL ARTICLES
Lockhart, J. S., Oberleitner, M. G. and Nolfi, D. A. (2022). The African-Caribbean immigrant cancer survivor experience in the United States: A scoping review of the literature. Oncology Nursing Forum. 49 (4), 337-348. https://doi.org/10.1188/22.ONF.337-348

Filchner, K., Zoucha, R, Lockhart, J.S. and Denlinger, C. (2022) Lung cancer survivor experiences with post-treatment care: An integrative review. Oncology Nursing Forum.49 (2), 167-184. https://doi.org/10.1188/22.ONF.167-184

Hurst, D.J., Potter, J., Naumann, P., Baig, J.A., Evatt, M., Lockhart, J.S. and Gielen, J. (Spring 2022). Barriers to patient involvement in decision-making in advanced cancer care: Culture as an amplifier. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 12 (1). Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1353/nib.0.0026.

Lockhart, J. S. (2021). The good, bad, and ugly of climate change: A timely opportunity for nursing professional development practitioners. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 52 (10), 447-448. http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20210913-01

Concilio, L., Lockhart, J.S., Kronk, R., Oermann, M., Brannan, J. and Schreiber, J. B. (2021). Impact of a digital intervention on perceived stress, resiliency, social support, and intention to leave among newly licensed graduate nurses: A randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 52 (8), 367-374. http://dx.doi.org.authenticate.library.duq.edu/10.3928/00220124-20210714-06

Scott, P., Lockhart, J. S., Zoucha, R., Jakub, K. E., Szigethy, E. M. and Nguyen, G. C. (2021). Coping behaviors of African Americans with inflammatory bowel disease: A focused ethnography. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 32 (5), 466-473. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659620967443

Collins, J. W., Zoucha, R., Lockhart, J. S. and Mixer, S. J. (2018). Cultural aspects of end-of-life care planning for African Americans: An integrative review of literature. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29 (6), 578-590. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659617753042

Rajcan, L., Lockhart. J.S. and Goodfellow, L.M. (2020) Generating oncology patient trust in the nurse: An integrative review. Western Journal of Nursing Research 43 (1):85-98. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945920930337

Lockhart, J.S., Oberleitner, M.G., Fulton, J. and Nolfi, D.A. (2020). Oncology resources* for students enrolled in pre-licensure and graduate nursing programs in the United States: A scoping review of the literature. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, Special Issue/Collection, 36 (3), 119-160. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151026

Lockhart, J.S., Oberleitner, M.G. and Nolfi, D.A. (2020). The Asian immigrant cancer survivor experience in the United States: A scoping review of the literature. Cancer Nursing, 43 (3), 177-199. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0000000000000797

Chan, T.E., Lockhart, J.S., Thomas, A., Kronk, R. and Schreiber, J.B. (2020). Determining nurse practitioner core competencies utilizing a Delphi approach. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 32 (3), 200-217.
https://doi.org/10.1097/JXX.0000000000000384 [CNE]

Chan, T.E., Lockhart, J.S., Thomas, A., Kronk, R. and Schreiber, J.B. (2020). An integrative review of nurse practitioner practice and its relationship to the core competencies. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32 (3), 200-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2019.11.003

Oberleitner, M.G., Lockhart, J.S., Struth, D. and Fulton, J.S. (2020, January). Oncology nursing core competencies. American Nurse, 15(1), 56-59
https://www.myamericannurse.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/an1-Oncology-1219.pdf

Evatt, M.,  Lockhart, J.S. and Kalarchian, M. (2019, April). Nurses must adapt to meet the needs of a diverse patient population. Oncology Nursing News, 13 (3), 33. https://www.oncnursingnews.com/view/nurses-must-adapt-to-meet-the-needs-of-a-diverse-patient-population

Lockhart, J.S., Oberleitner, M.G. and Nolfi, D.A. (2019). The Hispanic/Latino immigrant cancer survivor experience in the United States: A scoping review of the literature. In C. Kasper & R. Zoucha (Eds.), Annual Review of Nursing Research: Transcultural and Social Research (Volume 37, pp. 119-160). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC. https://doi.org/10.1891/0739-6686.37.1.119

Concilio, L., Lockhart, J. S., Oermann, M. H. Kronk, R. and Schreiber, J. (2019). Newly licensed nurse resiliency and interventions to promote resiliency in the first year of hire: An integrative review. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 50 (4), 153-161. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20190319-05

Lockhart, J.S. (2019). Using a publishing plan to share your scholarship of teaching in print. Nurse Educator, 45 (1), 34. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000745

Collins, J. W., Zoucha, R., Lockhart, J. S. and Mixer, S. J. (2018). Cultural aspects of end-of-life care planning for African Americans: An integrative review of literature. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29 (6), 578-590. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659617753042

Evatt, M. and Lockhart, J.S. (2018). Thinking beyond the traditional admission assessment for patients with head and neck cancer: Attention to culture. ORL- Head and Neck Nursing, 36 (4), 6-10.

Scott, P., Lockhart, J.S., Jakub, K., Zoucha, R. and Nguyen, G. (2018). Coping in African Americans with inflammatory bowel disease: An integrative review of the literature. Gastroenterology Nursing, 42 (4), 360-369. https://doi.org/10.1097/SGA.0000000000000316

Lockhart, J. S. and Oberleitner, M. (2018). What the research says about supporting cancer survivors in non-oncology settings. ONS Voice, September 2018 Issue, 21. https://voice.ons.org/news-and-views/what-the-research-says-about-supporting-cancer-survivors-in-non-oncology-settings

Lockhart, J.S., Oberleitner, M.G., Felice, T. and Vioral, A. (2018). Utilizing evidence to prepare non-oncology nurses for cancer survivor care. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 49 (1), 12-18. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20180102-05

Glasgow, M.E.S., Lockhart, J.S. and Nolfi, D. (2017, September/October). Online nursing education: Virtual classrooms and clinical simulations help student needs. Health Progress, 46-51. https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/september-october-2017/online-nursing-education-virtual-classrooms-and-clinical-simulations-help-meet-student-needs

Burger, K. and Lockhart, J.S. (2017, July). Meditation's effect on attentional efficiency, stress, and mindfulness characteristics of nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education. 56 (7), 430-434. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20170619-08

Whitfield-Harris, L. Lockhart, J.S., Zoucha, R., and Alexander, R. (2017, March). The lived experience of black nurse faculty in predominantly white schools of nursing. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 28 (6), 608-615. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659617699064
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MULTIMEDIA
Lockhart, J.S. and 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)

Lockhart, J.S., Oberleitner, M.G. Fulton, J.S. and Struth, D. (2020, May). Core Competencies of Cancer Care. SAGE Video Nursing Collection. (Teaching Video). Available May 1, 2020 from https://sk.sagepub.com/video/core-competencies-of-cancer-care?seq=5&fromsearch=true

Lockhart, J.S. (May 13, 2019) Reflections on Duquesne University School of Nursing's PhD program. Interview with Drs. Winter, Gaberson, Milstead and deChesnay. Duquesne University School of Nursing PhD Program Celebration. Retrieved from https://nursing.msl.duq.edu/Mediasite/Play/1b71857a7f844f91b83b79d4b2c47b701d?
catalog=931bef13e8e8401c9574cfacd5bbe41e21

Lockhart, J.S. and Oberleitner, M.G. (2018, May 24). Survivorship support for oncology and non-oncology nurses. (Episode 11). [Audio podcast episode]. In Oncology Nursing Society Podcasts. The Oncology Nursing Podcast: Episode 11: How Oncology and Non-Oncology Nurses Can Support Cancer Survivors (libsyn.com)
Retrieved from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-oncology-nursing-podcast/id1298224806?mt=2
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iqquy3kdtog2ju76jdv3r4m7jni
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Q58Ulo86qXLKJUJgwQruu?si=jN7lK1OUT-6WxILTK3j_UA

Awards

2022   Duquesne University School of Nursing Professor Emerita
2022-20   Duquesne University School of Nursing, MSN Nursing Education Program US News and World Report: ranked #2 (2022); ranked #3 (2021 & 2020)
2018   CURE Magazine’s Extraordinary Healers Essay Collection, Improving Care Against All Odds, Volume 12. Retrieved from https://www.curetoday.com/
2017   APEX 2017 Grand Award for Writing
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.
2016   Bayada Award for Technological Innovation and Health Care Education and Practice, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions http://drexel.edu/cnhp/about/BAYADA/
2013   Duquesne University, Spirit of the Center for Teaching Excellence Award
2012   Cameos of Caring, Nurse Educator Award
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Education (ANEF)
National League for Nursing
2011   Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Inducted at Duquesne University)
2010   Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP)
American Academy of Colleges of Nursing
2005   Nursing Research Award, PA Nurses Association
Richard S. Caliguiri Community Service Award, District Six PNA
2003   McKeesport High School Hall of Fame
McKeesport High School Alumni & Friends Association, McKeesport, PA

Eugene Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics, Duquesne University
2002   Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
2000   Distinguished Writer, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
1999   Faculty Creative Teaching Award, Duquesne University
Writing for Healthcare Publication Course
1997   Outstanding Graduate Award
Presbyterian-University Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association
1977   Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Induction
1976   Summa Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, BSN

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