Allison S. Huffman, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Allison Huffman became involved with the CGNS in 2013 after her appointment to Texas Women’s University full time faculty at the Dallas campus. She currently teaches in the graduate FNP and DNP programs. Her faculty experience began in 2009 in Wegman’s School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College, Rochester NY. While at St. John Fisher she earned her DNP doctoral degree, focusing her studies on immigrant and refugee health. Through her studies, she was able to participate in the Rochester Corps on Refugee Relief Organization as well as help lead the conference committee planning board for two consecutive years for the North American Refugee Health Conference. Her study of global health has also allowed her the opportunity to present posters and speak at multiple local and national conferences through organizations such as the Transcultural Nursing Society, North Texas Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioners, and the Global Alliance for Leadership in Nurse Education and Science. She also has spoken at international nursing conferences in Lima and Chiclayo, Peru in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Her clinical career as a Family Nurse Practitioner has led her to practice internationally in Cambridge, England as well as practice in New York and Texas in areas where her focus has been on caring for immigrants and refugees. Through this she continues to serve a mostly Latino community in Texas, utilizing her skills in Spanish. She has participated in multiple medical mission trips to Honduras and Nicaragua as well as helped lead nursing students and travel to Kenya on two different occasions. In Kenya, participants served in a clinic as well as delivered an educational teaching program focused on empowering girls in the developing world. At TWU, she has been a leader for three different education abroad elective course trips to Peru where nursing students and faculty were able to develop research based PICO projects and present them at international conferences in Peru. Allison plans to lead another course trip to Peru in 2018 and help further build relationships for TWU around the globe through CGNS.