HAMPTON, Va. (December 12, 2019) – Hampton University alumna Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix will be promoted to Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Nurse Officer for the United States Public Health Service on Friday, December 13 in Washington D.C.
“Congratulations to Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix on her recent promotion. Her Hampton family is very proud of her accomplishments, and we hope many Hamptonians are able to attend the ceremony,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.
Mix 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.
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.
“Rear Admiral Aisha Mix's promotion to Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Nurse Officer of the United States Public Health Service is indicative of her excellent character and commitment to the Nursing profession. She epitomizes the Hampton Motto, ‘THE Standard of Excellence.’ Rear Admiral Mix has remained steadfast to the School of Nursing's mission, giving of her time and talent to mentor students. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Schools Affinity Group. The School of Nursing administration, faculty, staff, and students are extremely proud of Rear Admiral Mix, said Dr. Shevellanie Lott, Dean of the Hampton University School of Nursing.
RADM Mix maintains licensure as a Registered Nurse and is a board-certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional. At every opportunity, RADM Mix is a champion for USPHS nurses, nursing as a profession, and nurses’ contributions across the care continuum.
The ceremony will take place Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.
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