Lee Nichols, PhD, RN

Lee Nichols, PhD, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
College of Health Sciences
School of Nursing
918-631-2934 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 518


PhD – University of Arizona MS – University of Arizona BSN – Arizona State University


Lee Nichols completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama Civitan International Research Center after completing her PhD in nursing clinical research at the University of Arizona College of Nursing. Her program of research is with American Indian families with children with developmental disabilities, American Indian family research, American Indian ethics and research, and American Indian nurse leadership. Dr. Nichols has also developed in partnership with other American Indian nurse leaders an American Indian nurse leadership curriculum and model. She conducts research on American Indian nurse leadership and taught a leadership workshop for Indian Health Service. Dr. Nichols was recipient for the University of Tulsa 2015 Medicine Wheel Award for meritorious community service.



  • Nichols, L. A., Lauderdale, J., & Clutter, L. B. (2015). Culturally Competent Theoretical Frameworks for Assessment of Native American Families. (Draft revision for submission).

Courses Taught

  • Nursing Science I
  • Nursing Interventions III
  • Health Care Research With Statistics