Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Jennifer Chicca, MS, RN

University of Maryland
PhD Student

Jennifer Chicca MS, RN is a PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, anticipated graduation in 2019. She is pursing her PhD in critical thinking and its relation to the nurse preceptor. Jennifer completed a Masters Degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Nursing Education focus, in 2014. Since then, she has worked as a Professional Development Specialist at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, a Magnet organization. Jennifer is responsible for the development of over 110 employees on Intermediate Care and Observation units. She also has experience as a nurse preceptor for graduate students, a tutor for baccalaureate nursing students, a charge nurse, and a bedside nurse in intensive and intermediate care settings. She is an active member of AACN and previous awardee of numerous scholarships, including the Nurse Traineeship Scholarship. Upon completion of the PhD program, Jennifer plans to join distinguished nursing faculty and continue to contribute to the field of nursing education.