HAMPTON, Va. (October 7, 2019) –Hamptonians: We have another Flag Officer, our third Nurse to achieve this level of success in the U.S.Public Health Service. RADM Mix graduated in the Class of 1995 for her undergraduate degree and her Masters. RADM Mix joins 14 other Hamptonians that have reached Flag Officer status. Great news for Hampton University!
Chief Professional Officer for the Nurse Category Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix became the Chief Nurse Officer on 1 October 2019. As Chief Nurse, RADM Mix will advise the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the recruitment, assignment, deployment, retention, and career development of nurse, professionals, and will be responsible for providing leadership to Commissioned Corps and civilian nurses.
With more than 20 years in nursing as a clinician, public health practitioner, educator, and emergency manager, RADM Mix has made stellar contributions to nursing and public health throughout her career. She was commissioned into the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) in 2006 as a public health analyst at the Health Resources and Services Administration
(HRSA). At HRSA, RADM Mix mobilized the nursing community to increase awareness of the need for nursing workforce diversity, designed strategies to increase retention and graduation rates for nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and developed programs to increase access to care for underserved communities.
RADM Mix maintains licensure as a Registered Nurse and is a board-certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from Hampton University and completed her Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University. RADM Mix received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, with a focus on educational leadership, from Case Western Reserve University and remains linked to nursing education through adjunct faculty appointments in graduate nursing education. At every opportunity, RADM Mix is a champion for USPHS nurses, nursing as a profession, and nurses’ contributions across the care continuum.