Debbie Hickman has been named the Educator of the Year for Northwestern State University's College of Nursing and Allied Health.

Debbie Hickman has been named the Educator of the Year for Northwestern State University's College of Nursing and Allied Health.
Hickman has been a nursing educator for 12 years, and also served as Faculty Senator from 2008-12. She has served as a Louisiana State Nurse's Association (LSNA) district delegate since 2008, and is a good-standing member of the American Nurses Association, LSNA, and Sigma Theta Tau honor society.
Hickman serves as a Louisiana State Reviewer of applications for continuing education activities; the National League for Nursing Ambassador since 2013, an educator for the National League of Nursing certified nurse educator since 2008; a founding faculty advisor for the Leesville Student Nurses Association; and holder of the Creighton Owen Endowed Professorship 2005 and 2007.
Her teaching responsibilities include educator for fundamental and medial surgical nursing students, and tutelage of two groups of clinical students each semester; she is also the lab coordinator for the NSU Leesville/Fort Polk campus.
Each year, Hickman travels out of state to educator workshops to maintain best practice and current teaching strategies.
She is a highly self-motivated educator who loves to teach nursing students. Professionalism is obvious in Hickman’s teaching style as well as in her daily role modeling for the students of NSU.