Augusta University Professor Among Newest American Academy of Nursing Inductees
Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
Hooks is among 231 distinguished nurses who were inducted during the academy’s annual health policy conference Oct. 29. Fellows are chosen based on their significant contributions to health and health care. This year’s class represents 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and 17 countries. The academy is comprised of nursing leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice and academia and who champion health and wellness locally and globally.
Career accomplishments that led to Hooks’s selection include leading one of the CON’s Health Resources and Services Administration grants. He is the primary investigator for a five-year $2.3 million grant, which was awarded in 2018, titled “Rebalancing the RN Curricula to Advance Primary Care (ReCAP),” that provides funding for exploring nursing care models in primary and ambulatory care settings with pre-licensure Bachelor of Nursing students, including the Nurse-Managed Health Center.
To date, the ReCAP program has introduced 116 nursing students to more than 12,000 clinical hours with 12 partners at 57 clinical sites across the state, with CON’s Nurse-Managed Health Center being one of them. The ReCAP program informs ambulatory care competency-based education for nursing programs, and the goal is for other schools and colleges of nursing to incorporate these competencies into their curriculums.