Beverly J. Hickman, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CHPNNurse Practitioner
“Palliative care is an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare focused on alleviating suffering and improving the quality of life for patients and families facing or living with advanced diseases and/or terminal illnesses. This is accomplished by utilizing evidence-based practice strategies and incorporating both curative- and comfort-based approaches to healthcare through the trajectory of patients’ illness. By embracing a holistic philosophy of care with an interdisciplinary team approach, allows suffering to be alleviated and promotes improved quality of life for patients and families living with a life-threatening illness or severe advanced illness. This creates an opportunity for human healing during the journey of health, illness, death, and dying, and promotes maximum level of wellness and independence for patients with advanced diseases and/or terminal illnesses.”
- Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse
Areas of Expertise
- Palliative & Hospice Care- Inpatient & Outpatient settings
- Adult & Geriatric Care
- Primary Care in Adult & Geriatrics
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care – Dr. Jessica Garcia, D.O.
Palliative Care & Geriatrics – Outpatient Palliative Care Practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing: Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Texas Woman’s University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Minor in Biology
Hospitals Affiliated With
Methodist Hospital The Woodlands
Member of Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), Member #83130, 2014 to current
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 1996 & 2017 to current
COPA Syndrome Foundation – Scientific Advisory Board Chair – September 2018 to current
When not volunteering her time, Beverly enjoys time with family and being a part of her daughter’s activities. Spending time with friends, racing cars with Tom, and traveling are all outside interests she enjoys.
Beverly has been practicing palliative and hospice care since 1999. She is a board certified Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and is certified as a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse.
She was born and raised in Maryland and then traveled to Texas in 1993 to attend Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas for her undergraduate and nursing school training. She graduated with a B.S. in Nursing and Minor in Biology in 1997. Much of her nursing career has been serving patients with advanced chronic diseases and terminal illnesses while in palliative and hospice care since graduating from TWU. Beverly decided to pursue her graduate degree in nursing and graduated with a MSN in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2017. While at UTMB Beverly received the Mary Beth Lott Upchurch Award for Outstanding Master’s Nursing Student – this award recognizes an outstanding master’s nursing program student who has achieved academic excellence and made a significant contribution to the field of health care and/or interdisciplinary health care activities. She was also recognized as an outstanding GNE (graduate nurse education) student for the AGNP program at UTMB. Beverly is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, and Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association.
Beverly is currently practicing at the Methodist Hospital of The Woodlands as an inpatient palliative care nurse practitioner providing consults, counseling, education, coordination of care, and symptom management to patients within the hospital setting. She also practices with Bristol Hospice in The Woodlands and surrounding counties as a palliative and hospice care nurse practitioner providing patient visits, education, chronic disease and symptom management to the patients on their service.
Beverly chose her career in palliative and hospice care because of her passion to care for people who find themselves in need of symptom management, education, and compassionate guidance during advanced disease and/or terminal illnesses. Most of her career has been serving the geriatric population, although she services patients of all adult ages.
Beverly and her husband, Tom have lived in The Woodlands for 13 years and are actively involved in many aspects of the community, along with their daughter, Leela. She volunteers as the Scientific Advisory Board Chair on the COPA Syndrome Foundation pursuing awareness and research for treatments of COPA Syndrome a vital part of her free time. When not volunteering her time, Beverly enjoys time with family and being a part of her daughter’s activities. Spending time with friends, racing cars with Tom, and travelling are all outside interests she enjoys.