Alicia Hutchings | UMSL

Common Searches

Alicia Hutchings

Alicia Hutchings Alicia Hutchings PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Teaching Professor, RN to BSN Program Director, Vice Provost Fellow for Student Success

Seton 210
College of Nursing, South Campus

Phone: 314-516-6075
Fax: 314-516-7093

Early in her nursing career Alicia knew the way she could make the greatest impact in healthcare was to educate competent, caring, and compassionate nurses. Academia has been her area of practice since 2007, where she started at Lutheran School of Nursing in St. Louis. From there, Alicia made the journey to Oklahoma City University, teaching primarily in undergraduate education, expanding her knowledge and expertise in curriculum, teaching excellence, and university service. During her time at OCU, Alicia chaired Continuing Education and was an integral part of local and regional conference development. In 2016, she returned to the St. Louis area and joined the UMSL faculty. Alicia’s graduate degrees MSN and PhD both have an emphasis in nursing education. She has had the opportunity to teach in both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses and assist with programmatic development and evaluation. When she is not in teaching, Alicia is a wife of a Retired US Navy Sailor and a mother to two young children. Life is busy, chaotic, and fun!


  • BSN from Truman State University 2004
  • MSN with Emphasis in Nursing Education from Maryville University 2008
  • PhD in Nursing from Oklahoma City University 2016


  • My research interest surround nursing education and the nursing profession. Nursing education interest include enhancing student engagement, innovative teach strategies, institutional research, and student motivation. Nursing profession research includes retention of the RN by understanding student motivators. 

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations 

  • A Phenomenological Exploration of International Nurse's Motivation and Experiences in Pursuing a Master's Degree in Nursing in the United States
    • Accepted for podium presentation at the International Congress Qualitative Inquiry Conference at Champaign-Urbana, IL-May 2014
    • Oklahoma City University Faculty Scholarship Forum-October 13, 2015
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Convention- Las Vegas NV-November, 2015
  • Test Construction… How Hard Could it Possibly Be?-February 24, 2016

      Preparing Students for NCLEX Success

  • Podium Presentation, Oklahoma City University

Other Scholarly Activities 

  • Sherpath Project, Nurse Writer, Elsevier 2, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year, Education Finalist, 2013


  • Sigma Theta Tau