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Mona Newsome Wicks

Mona Newsome Wicks, American medical/surgical nurse, educator. Recipient Chancellor's Distinguished Educator award University Tennessee Health Science Center, since 2003; Patricia Roberts Harris fellowship award Wayne State University, 1988-1990; named Mentor of Year, COMPACT for Faculty Diversity Southern Regional Educational Board Faculty, 2002.


  • Wicks, Mona Newsome was born on July 11, 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Eddie Lee and Edna Rhea (Tisdale) Newsome.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, Memphis State University, 1978. Bachelor of science in nursing, Memphis State University, 1981. MSN, University Tennessee, 1987.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, 1992.


    • Staff nurse Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, 1978-1987. Instructor nursing University Tennessee, 1987-1993, assistant professor, 1993—1998, associate professor, 1998—2005, director Doctor of Philosophy nursing program, since 2000, professor, since 2005.


    Member American Association of Critical Care Nurses (president-elect 1994), Tennessee Nurses Association (delegate district 1 1992, 94), Sigma Theta Tau.



    Reading, writing, gardening.


    • Married Sammie James Wicks, June 26, 1984. 1 child, Sammie James World War II.
    • father: Eddie Lee Newsome
    • mother: Edna Rhea (Tisdale) Newsome
    • spouse: Sammie James Wicks
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    Born July 11, 1958
    (age 59)