Evelyn Wicker, RN, EdD

Dr. Evelyn Booker Wicker EdD, graduated from Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in 1963 with a diploma in nursing.  She achieved a Doctorate of Education from NCSU in 1995.  Dr. Wicker first began working at Duke as a staff nurse in 1969 after several years of previous hospital nursing experience.  In 1974, she became supervisor of ambulatory nursing services for Duke University Hospital, which included the management of nursing personnel and the oversight of appropriate delivery of patient care in a number of clinical departments.  She was the director of nursing services for Duke South Hospital from 1978-1986, which included supervisory capacity for all nursing services in Duke South Hospital.  In 1986, she became director of nursing in the Division if Women’s and Children’s Health, and from 1991-2000, she was director of the Hospital Career Development Program at Duke University Medical Center Human Advisory Board of the YMCA.  She has given numerous presentations on nursing, leadership, and mentorship at national conferences, to the state government, and at Duke Medical Center.

She is writing a book about the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing.