Outstanding Regional Nurse Practitioner Award
The Wiregrass Nurse Practitioner group proudly recognized Ms. Margaret "Maggie" Hughes with the 2015 Outstanding Regional Nurse Practitioner Award. Maggie has more than 35 years of nursing experience and has been practicing in the rural health setting as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2005. She obtained her ADN at Wallace Community College in 1979 and completed her BSN at Auburn University at Montgomery in 1989. Maggie then went on to the University of South Alabama and obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner in 2005.
She is an active member of the ASNA, AANP, NPAA, WNP, Sigma Theta Tau, and Alpha Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Maggie is a Family Nurse Practitioner at STATMED Family Clinic in Ozark, Al. She has practiced in the rural health settings since graduation working with complex patients in challenging situations on a daily basis. Her patients have been known to walk several miles to her clinic to keep their visits with Maggie. She is known to be one of the most kind, compassionate, and thorough nurse practitioners in the Wiregrass area. Maggie has an amazing ability to motivate and empower her patients by establishing a level of trust and cooperation facilitating mutually agreed upon plans of care with resulted improved outcomes.
Maggie also serves as a preceptor for multiple NP students each semester and her preceptorships are seen as coveted positions. She is distinguished as a mentor by her level of personal commitment of time and energy to help others. Her students feel that she empowers them to grow, recognize their strengths, and talents, and motivates them to aspire to their highest level of achievement.
Maggie offers support both emotionally and spiritually to her patients, students and colleagues in need at all times. She is a stellar example of a nurse practitioner as her behaviors, actions, and attitudes reflect the nurse practitioner values to the highest.
Maggie does not just "talk the talk" but she "walks the walk" and the WNP is proud to call Maggie on of their own.