Justin B Hefley

Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
Location: Other Location
Research Interests:
Evidence Based Practice
Regional Anesthesia
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Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, East Central University, Ada, OK


Dr. Justin Hefley is the Assistant Site Director for the Phase II Nurse Anesthesia Program at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. Dr. Hefley was commissioned in the Navy in 2006 after completing his BSN at East Central University in Oklahoma. His first assignment was as a Mother-Infant nurse at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. After transitioning to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit and eventually to the Intensive Care Unit, he completed a rigorous course of study at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences where he earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in 2016. His first years as a nurse anesthetist were spent at United States Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan where he served as the Chief CRNA. He went on to be an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and was the Assistant Site Director at Naval Hospital Jacksonville for the RNA program.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

2021 Rear Admiral Niemyer Award for Evidence-Based Practice: First Place.

Representative Bibliography

Payne, C., Curtis, B., Dan, D., Dunston, S., Moore, C., & Hefley, J. (2021). Prevention of pruritis following spinal morphine for scheduled cesarean birth. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 46(2), 97–102. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMC.0000000000000693

Salinas, D., Sartain, B., Sullivan, J., Moore, C., & Hefley, J. (2021). An evidence-based approach to implementing ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous practices on a multi-service unit. MEDSURG Nursing, 30(3).

Filipovich, S. J., Dilgard, J. W., Conrad, S. P., Moore, C. B., & Hefley, J. B. (2021). Training Program for Ultrasound-Guided Intravenous Catheter Insertion. Military Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usab176

Bond, J. D., Bundoc, E. G., Hefley, J. B., Wofford, K. A., Bonds, R. L., & Moore, C. B. (2021). Resuming Breastfeeding After Surgery: Influencing Practice Recommendations. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jopan.2020.12.010