Vickie Hughes is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
For three decades, Dr. Hughes led innovative changes practice, education, and health care delivery. She established Air Force psychiatric advanced practice and nurse leader roles, led medical disaster response training for 3400 officers, created a trauma-training platform on 16,500 medical wartime tasks to prepare 1600 personnel to treated wounded warriors and local nationals, and launched sustainable Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) initiatives that exceeded all targets. She develop access and population health strategies resulting in the best primary care metrics within the Air Force. Her numerous accomplishments led her to garner awards such as “Nurse of the Year”, “Federal Woman of the Year”, “Education and Training Nurse of the Year”, “American Heart Association Heart Ready”, “Department of Defense Ambulatory Patient Safety Program of the Year”, and “Air Force Medical Home of the Year”. Dr. Hughes built nursing leadership science through qualitative and historical research within the cultural context. Her expertise for building nurse leadership capacity has been recognized globally, through international partnerships to conduct multi-site research, creating web-based international leadership curriculum, speaking at international conferences, and publishing widely in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Hughes received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and a Doctorate of Nursing Science from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans.