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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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, writing, gardening, family activities.


Married Sammie James Wicks, June 26, 1984. 1 child, Sammie James World War II.