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Fran Hicks, American nurse, educator. Registered Nurse, Oklahoma.


Hicks, Fran was born on January 1, 1937 in Wasco, California, United States. Daughter of Clifford L. and Laura Elizabeth (Collins) Hicks.


Nursing certified, Oklahoma Baptist Hospital, Muskogee, 1957. Bachelor of Science, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 1960. Master of Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1964.

Doctor of Philosophy, North Texas University, 1977.


Staff nurse, Valley View Hospital, Ada, Oklahoma, 1957;staff nurse, Oklahoma Baptist Hospital, Muskogee, 1957-1958;clinical instructor, Muskogee Baptist Hospital, 1959-1960;evening medical supervisor, Muskogee General Hospital, 1960-1961;assistant hospital administrator, Muskogee General Hospital, 1964;director school nursing, Confederate Memorial Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1964-1971;assistant professor, assistant dean, Texas Woman's U., Denton, 1971-1977;professor, assistant dean, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1977-1978;professor, assistant dean, U. Portland, Oregon, 1978-1989;professor, U. Portland, since 1989. Consultant in field; member Academy Senate, 1992-1995, chair, 1993-1995.


People who do not trust in Christ will enter into eternal condemnation. People who trust in Christ for salvation will enter into the loving presence of God for all eternity.


Christians should exercise vigorously their responsibilities to participate in the political process by registering to vote, educating themselves about the issues, and voting according to their biblical beliefs, convictions, and values.


Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts. Share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.


Active Statewide Master Planning Commission, Portland, since 1985, Oregon Health 2000 Team, Portland, since 1987. Member American Nurses Association (national board directors 1987-1992, finance committee 1990-1992), American Nurses Foundation (secretary 1989, treasurer 1990-1992, president 1993-1997), Oregon Nurses Association (president 1984-1986), American Association Higher Education, American Academy Nursing, American Nurses Credentialing Center (secretary 1990), American Educational Research Association, Sigma Theta Tau, Portland Future Focus.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, reading, gardening.