Faculty Profile for Monica Hughes
Biography and EducationMonica Hughes received her BSN from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and her MSN in
Nursing Education from the University of Texas at El Paso, as well as a graduate certificate in Nursing Systems Management. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Rush University in Chicago, in Advanced Public Health Nursing. Monica is ANCC board certified as a Nurse Executive and as a Certified Nurse Educator by the National League for Nursing. She is also a certified instructor of Community Health Workers, or promotoras, by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Monica has worked in many facets of public health and nursing leadership over a 26-year nursing career, most recently as the Director of Education for a faith and health nonprofit, and as the Director of Public Health Nursing for DSHS. Monica’s practice focus began in obstetrics and newborn nursing, and since that time, she has worked in family and community health services in conjunction with governmental and non-governmental agencies, faith-based entities, home maternal child health services, and as a consultant and educator. Ms. Hughes is a member of the Association of Public Health Nurses and the American Public Health Association, as well as the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Ms. Hughes is a Johnson and Johnson Promise of Nursing’s Future Texas Regional Faculty Fellowship recipient, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Nurse Leader, and received the Johns Hopkins Outstanding Nurse Leader Dean's Award in 2019.
Teaching Interestscommunity nursing; nursing leadership; maternity and newborn nursing; nursing professional development
Research Interestsfaith entities as partners in community health; nursing workforce development; nursing innovation in cultures of health; leadership and advocacy as attributes of nursing in communities; community health workers as partners for a culture of health
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Hughes, M. J., & Campbell, L. A. (2020, April). Preparing Now for After COVID-19: The Need to Strengthen Public Health Nursing. Texas Nursing, 2020(2), 116–117. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/texasnurses/docs/tn-issue2-2020-digital
- Hughes, M. J. (2019, October). To Remind, Encourage, and Recognize: An Open Letter to All Texas Public Health Nurses. Texas Public Health Journal. Longview, TX, USA: Texas Public Health Association. Retrieved from https://www.texaspha.org/page/Journal
- Hughes, M. J. (2019). The Role of Nursing in Advancing Population Health. Austin, TX, United States: It’s Time Texas. Retrieved from https://healthiertexassummit.com/role-of-nursing-in-advancing-population-health/
- Hughes, M. J. (n.d.). Students, Stress, and Pandemic: An Occupational Health Perspective for 2020’s Nursing Education. Journal of Nursing Education. Retrieved from https://www.healio.com/nursing/journals/jne
- Award / Honor Nominee: Recognizing Nurses - Nurse Educator, Austin American Statesman. November 10, 2020
- Award / Honor Recipient: College of Health Professions Faculty Excellence Award - Service, Texas State University College of Health Professions. August 21, 2020
- Award / Honor Recipient: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Outstanding Nurse Leader Award. October 2019
- Hughes, Monica Jamison. Service Learning Excellence mini-grant, Service Learning Excellence, Texas State University, $500. (Funded: March 2021 - May 2021). Grant.
- Hughes, Monica Jamison (Principal). Service Learning Excellence Mini-grant, Service Learning Excellence, Texas State University, $500.00. (Submitted: November 5, 2019, Funded: November 15, 2019 - May 10, 2020). Grant.
Selected Service Activities
Service Learning Excellence Advisory Board
St. David's School of Nursing Professional Development Unit
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Continuing Education Committee
Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies' Texas Governmental Public Health Nursing Staffing Study Taskforce
Texas Public Health Association Governing Council