Bachelor of science in nursing, Adelphi University, 1959. Master of Education, Columbia University, 1973. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1991.
Staff nurse in pediatrics, Burbank General Hospital, Fitchberg, Massachusetts, 1959-1960; staff nurse emergency room, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, 1963-1966; public health nurse, Nassau County Department Health, Mineola, New York, 1966-1968; instructor School Practical Nursing, Community Hospital Glen Cove, New York, 1968-1970; instructor, Molloy College, Rockville Center, New York, 1970-1974; associate professor, Thomas Jefferson U., Philadelphia, 1974-1982; DON, St. Agnes Medical Center, Philadelphia, 1982-1987; director education, Roncocas Hospital, Willingboro, New Jersey, 1987-1991; assistant professor, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, since 1991. Trustee Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Philadelphia, 1976-1984. Consultant O'Leary and Associations, Wayne, Pennsylvania, 1981-1986.
Member American Nurses Association (member bylaws committee 1989-1992), National League Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.
Daughter of Frederick Holmes and Harriet Emory (Carter) Sickles. Divorced; children: Frederick Roland, Jeanne Sickles.