John Connors


Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Phase II Site Director
Location: Other Location
Research Interests:
Vaccination Hesitancy
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2017 Doctor of Nursing Practice--University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2011 Master of Science, FNP--Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
2005 Bachelor of Science, Nursing--University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
2000 Bachelor of Science, Biology--Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

2018 AFDW (MAJCOM) Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year

2018 779th MDG FGO of the Year

2014 ACC (MAJCOM) Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year

2011 Dean’s Award (USUHS-GSN) for Research


Connors, J., Hodges, E., D’Auria, J., & Windham, L. (2018). Implementing vaccine hesitancy screening for targeted education. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(8): 450-459.

Connors, J., Long, P., Bessmer, P., Raphemot, C., & Yarbrough, K. (2018). The DNP project: Students’ experiences. In S. Ahmed, L, Andrist, S. Davis, & V. Fuller (Eds.), DNP education, practice, and policy--Redesigning advanced practice roles for the 21st century (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

Connors, J., Slotwinski, K., & Hodges, E. (2017). Provider-parent communication when discussing vaccines: A systematic review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 33, 10-15.

Connors, J., Arushanyan, E., Bellanca, G., Delgado, A., Hoeffler, A., Racine, R., & Gibbons, S. (2012). A description of barriers and facilitators to childhood vaccinations in the military health system. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24(12): 716-25.

Faix, D., Houng, H., Gaydos, J., Liu, S., Connors, J., Brown, X., et al. (2004). Evaluation of a rapid quantitative diagnostic test for Adenovirus type 4. Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases. 38(3): 391-397.