Desiree Hodges

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AACN Board
July 2023-June 2026

Desiree Hodges, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC, serves a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.

Hodges is senior nursing hiring manager at Novant Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has been a nurse for 25 years and currently manages the hiring process for all inpatient nurses at six hospitals. Her focus is on the growth and development of new nurses, and she helps ensure novice and experienced nurses are placed in the right role the first time while they develop their career paths. She works with unit managers, directors and chief nursing officers to identify key needs and experience levels, so nurses can deliver safe quality care to patients.

An ambassador since 2017, Hodges served on the AACN Competency Advisory Panel (2021), the AACN – AACN Certification Corporation Nominating Committee (2020-2021) and the Chapter Advisory Team (2017-2020). She has been a member of AACN's Diamond State Chapter and Piedmont Carolinas Chapter since 2015.

Hodges also focuses on the health of the work environment. She presented "Developing Our Future in the New Millennium and Creating Healthy Work Environments: The Multigenerational Workforce" at NTI in 2022. In addition, she was a contributor to "AACN's Competence Framework for Progressive and Critical Care: Initial Competency 2022."

Her outside affiliations include service as an ALS advocate and ambassador for the North Carolina Chapter of the ALS Association and membership on the Medical Advisory Committee of the national ALS Association.

She earned a post Master of Science in Nursing certificate in nursing leadership education at Wilmington University, Delaware; a Master of Business Administration, healthcare administration certification, at Fayetteville State University, North Carolina; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina.

And she practices self-care with yoga!