When Mrs. Hicks was 15, she and her best friend went on a mission trip to Haiti. One day her friend lost her water bottle, so she shared it with her friend, and they both ended up dehydrated. One of the nurses on their team threatened them with IVs if they didn’t finish a gallon of water in 2 hours. They finished the water and both decided to become nurses.
She received an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1994, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from WSSU in 2013, and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from UNCC in 2021. She has worked in the ED, med-surg, oncology, PACU, recovery, case management, and home health. She also owned a consulting business working with developmentally disabled group homes, where she oversaw client care, overall facility compliance and staff training. She started the National Cancer Survivor’s Day and Relay for Life in Davidson County and has served on the boards of several organizations, including Cancer Services of Davidson County and His High Places Counseling Center.
Mrs. Hicks spends her free time with her husband, three kids, and their families. She loves traveling anywhere and everywhere, but especially back home to see her family in Alabama. She is also a sports and amusement park fanatic and loves hosting family and friends for game nights. She never lost her love for helping those in other countries and continues to travel around the world to teach, train, and provide care whenever possible.