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Anita Hufft, Ph.D., MN.

Dean, College of Nursing


Anita Hufft is nationally recognized in the nursing profession as a consultant and as a frequent contributor to nursing publications




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Antia Hufft is Dean of the College of Nursing at Texas Woman's University. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Maryland, Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing; obtained a master of nursing degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing from Louisiana State University; and earned her Ph.D. in nursing from TWU.

A registered nurse, she served as a professor of nursing and dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences for Valdosta State University since 2004. She also has held academic appointments at Louisiana State University, Indiana University Southeast, William Carey College, Indiana University, Spalding University and Houston Baptist University.

Dr. Hufft is a veteran of the United States Army and is nationally recognized in the nursing profession as a consultant, a speaker at national conferences and as a frequent contributor to nursing publications in forensic nursing and nursing education leadership. She has served her profession as a member of various task forces, committees and boards, such as the Georgia Board of Nursing, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia’s Academic Advisory Committee on Nursing, the Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors, the Journal of Forensic Nursing Editorial Board, the Southern Regional Education Board of the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, the Georgia Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

She has received numerous grants, fellowships, awards and honors. These include receiving a $1.5 million federal grant for a project to deliver health care to the working uninsured, being named one of the TWU Great 100 Alumni on the occasion of TWU’s Centennial and receiving the Forensic Nurse Scholar Award from the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Industry Expertise

  • Education/Learning
  • Research
  • Health and Wellness
  • Medical/Dental Practice

Areas of Expertise

Forensic NursingNursing Education LeadershipPsychiatric and Mental Health NursingNursing EducationForensic Psychology


Texas Woman's University

Ph.D., Nursing


Louisiana State University

MN., Nursing


University of Maryland Baltimore

BSN., Nursing


Media Appearances

TWU Board of Regents approve fee increases, more new programs

Denton Record Chronicle  online


Differential tuition rates allow colleges and schools within TWU to receive funding specific to course needs. “This money is critical for us to keep up,” College of Nursing Dean Anita Hufft said during the board’s finance and audit committee meeting on Thursday. The board also approved development of new informatics degree programs. Informatics is a growing field within the health care industry that combines technology and data analysis...

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Anita Hufft named dean of TWU’s College of Nursing

Texas Woman's University News Releases  online


Texas Woman’s University has named Dr. Anita Hufft as the new dean of the TWU College of Nursing for the university’s Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses. A TWU alumna, Dr. Hufft previously served as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences for Valdosta State University in Georgia. She began her duties at TWU July 15...

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Valdosta State University students travel to Nicaragua for study abroad program

The Costa Rica Star  online


“This is what I have always wanted to do,” said the Thomasville native and daughter of Joe and Mary Fallin. “Everything just came together. ABAC contacted [VSU College of Nursing] Dean [Anita] Hufft about the partnership, and she asked me if I was interested. I’ve always wanted to do something like this. I hope to do it every year and expand to other regions of the world once we get some experience under our belt.”...

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Ethical care of pregnant adolescents in correctional settings | Journal of Forensic Nursing


ABSTRACT: As nurses, our ability to provide healthcare to pregnant adolescents within correctional systems is limited not only by access to appropriate knowledge and resources, but also, more importantly, is compromised by ethical and legal dilemmas that often restrict access ...

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Supporting psychosocial adaptation for the pregnant adolescent in corrections | MCI: The American Journal of Maternal / Child Nursing


ABSTRACT: This article addresses an aspect of adolescent healthcare that is often forgotten: pregnancy in correctional detention. Young women in corrections face unique problems socially, personally, and with their healthcare. Stress, environmental and legal restrictions, ...

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Vulnerable and cultural perspectives for nursing care in correctional systems | Journal of Multicultural Nursing & Health


ABSTRACT: Correctional facilities (Prisons, Detention Centers, and others) represent a constellation of cultures and ethnicities brought together for the purpose of security, punishment, retribution, deterrence and sometimes rehabilitation. Within corrections, ...

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Forensic nursing: a global perspective | The British Journal of Forensic Science


ABSTRACT: Over the last decade there has been considerable growth in the role that psychiatric nurses play in providing care for the mentally disordered offender (MDO). Yet there has been little written about this specialty from a global perspective. Examination of the literature ...

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Federal inmates. A unique psychiatric nursing challenge | The Nursing Clinics of North America


ABSTRACT: This article explores psychiatric nursing within the context of the federal prison system. An overview of the evolution of federal care for the inmate with mental health problems is presented, along with descriptions of the major issues facing mental health care ...

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