Climber/nurse to speak

Friday February 18 2011


"Caring for Yourself Today for a Healtheir Tomorrow" is the subject of a talk by Patrick Hickey at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, followed by a book signing.

Hickey, a clinical assistant professor of nursing at the University of South Carolina, is the first nurse to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest in May 2010. Hickey's quest is to raise money for the USC College of Nursing's Summit Scholarship to attract more students to nursing.

A trauma nurse for 10 years, Hickey was honored as the 2002 Palmetto Gold Nurse of the Year and the 2004 SC Partners of the Americas Volunteer of the Year. He received three degrees from USC, including a PhD in public health.

His lecture is sponsored by the Fine Arts and Lecture Series and the LC School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.