Patty Schweickert

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Dr. Patty Schweickert DNP, FNP-C, is an experienced Neuroradiology Nurse Practitioner at the University of Virginia (UVA) and General Faculty in the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine, caring for neurovascular patients as a member of the Neurovascular Team for the past 22 years.

Dr. Schweickert has a well-rounded foundation for in-person and telehealth practice, as well as nursing education and telehealth nursing education. She has over 37 years experience in a variety of nursing arenas including critical care, emergency/trauma care, ambulatory care, chronic care, family practice, neuroradiology, nursing education, and telehealth. She received her BSN from Wheeling Jesuit College, MSN in Critical Care Nursing from The UVA Post-Masters Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from UVA, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Old Dominion University (ODU). Her DNP Project implemented the first patient focused stroke tele-education program. Dr. Schweickert was student member of the American Telemedicine Association Board of Directors from 2010-2012, and was presented with the American Telemedicine Association Student Paper Award in 2011 for her work in tele-education.

Since graduating with her DNP in 2011, Dr. Schweickert has focused on educating doctoral nurses and providing APRN telehealth nursing education. Patty also has developed and participated in a variety of telehealth programs to address rural health care needs including a (2015) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant Award for a Preceptor Education Program titled: Advanced Practice Nurse Preceptor Link and Clinical Education (APN PLACE), and a (2016) HRSA Grant Award for a School Telehealth Program titled: Better Health Care for Kids, Parents, and Communities (eBACKPAC). Patty was Program Director of APN PLACE from 2015-2018.

Dr. Schweickert is Clinical Faculty at the UVA School of Nursing where she teaches Telehealth. Patty is the Strategic Consultant for APRNs for the UVA Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth. She is Contributing Faculty at Walden University College of Health Sciences teaching in the DNP Program; and Adjunct Faculty at ODU College of Health Sciences collaborating with colleagues to promote and teach telehealth nursing. As a member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) work group that developed the position paper on educating nurse practitioners in telehealth, Dr. Schweickert disseminates support for telehealth nursing education. Patty is a founding member of the international telehealth Millennia2015 WeHealth Task Force. She lectures and mentors within UVA and has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on telehealth nursing and neuroradiology nursing. She is a published researcher in nursing telehealth education, telehealth stroke education, neuroradiology, and a variety of nursing topics. Her most recent publication is an APRN telehealth textbook titled, “Telehealth Essentials for Advanced Practice Nursing” (Slack, June 2020).


BS, Wheeling Jesuit University

MSN, University of Virginia

Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia

DNP, Old Dominion University

Awards / Honors

American Telemedicine Association Board of Director, , 2010

Graduate Teacher Assistantship, Telemedicine, Old Dominion University, 2011

Nurse Practitioner Scholarship, Virginia Health Care Foundation, 1997

University of Virginia, Critical Care Educator Award, , 1988

Student Paper Award, American Telemedicine Association, 2011



Nurse Practitioner Scholarship, Virginia Health Care Foundation, 1997

Poster Award, MATRC, 2017


Schweickert, P. A. (2020). Telehealth Essentials for Advanced Practice Nursing.

Kaufmann, T. J., Jensen, M. E., Schweickert, P. A., Marx, W. F., Kallmes, D. F. (2001). Age of fracture and clinical outcomes of percutaneous vertebroplasty. American Journal of Neuroradiology

Jensen, M. E., Schweickert, P. A., Kaufmann, T. J., Marx, W. F., Kallmes, D. F. (2002). Lack of preoperative spinous process tenderness does not affect clinical success of percutaneous vertebroplasty. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology

Gaughen, J. R., Jensen, M. E., Schweickert, P. A., Kaufmann, T. J., Marx, W. F., Kallmes, D. F. (2002). Relevance of antecedent venography in percutaneous vertebroplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic compression fractures. American Journal of Neuroradiology

Kim, A. K., Jensen, M. E., Dion, J. E., Schweickert, P. A., Kaufmann, T. J., Kallmes, D. F. (2002). Unilateral transpedicular percutaneous vertebroplasty: initial experience. Radiology

Jensen, M. E., Schweickert, P. A. (2001). Vertebroplasty: dramatic pain relief and increased mobility. Geriatric Times

Maynard, A. S., Jensen, M. E., Schweickert, P. A., Marx, W. F., Short, J. G., Kallmes, D. F. (2002). Value of bone scan imaging in predicting pain relief from percutaneous vertebroplasty in osteoporotic vertebral fractures. American Journal of Neuroradiology

Kallmes, D. F., Schweickert, P. A., Marx, W. F., Jensen, M. E. (2002). Vertebroplasty in the mid- and upper thoracic spine. American Journal of Neuroradiology