Bickford, Benjamin

Bickford, Benjamin

Benjamin Bickford
Visiting Instructor of Nursing
Division of Biological and Health Sciences


Contact Information:

blb124@pitt.edu

814-362-7642
255 Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials:
M.S.N. Nursing, Drexel University 2016
Certificate School Nurse , Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 2018
Board Certification Nurse Executive , American Nurses Credentialing Center 2015
Certificate Post Bachelors Certificate Leadership and Health Systems Management, Drexel University 2013
B.S.N. Nursing, University of Pittsburgh Bradford 2007
A.S.N. Nursing, University of Pittsburgh Bradford 2006
A.A.S. Aircraft Systems Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force 2002

Academic Focus:

Medical Surgical Clinical, Critical Care Nursing, Leadership and Health Systems Management.


Short Bio:

Ben is a native of Emporium, PA.  After graduating from high school he joined the U.S. Air Force and Served 5 years as an Aircraft mechanic on the F-16 airframe. After returning to Emporium in 2004, he attended Pitt-Bradford obtaining an ASN and a BSN degree. He obtained an MSN in 2016 from Drexel University.

He has worked in the field of nursing as a critical care and emergency room Staff Nurse, a Nurse Manager, Public Health Nurse, Organizational Development and Professional Affairs Director, Clinical Operations Officer for a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers, and a Substitute School Nurse. Currently in addition to teaching full time for the University, Ben is a Clinical Preceptor for Graduate Nurses as they make the transition from the academic setting to clinical practice.