Frederica Hughes graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 1992 with her bachelor in nursing, in 2002 with her Masters of Nursing, and in 2017 with a doctorate of nurse practice. Her assignment to become a nurse took motion when she was only eight years old. She was asked by a family member what she wanted to be when she grew up. She replied, â€œA nurse.â€ Having little to no interaction with a nurse at that point in her life, she believes the assignment was truly rendered from God. She currently serves as section chief/mental health nurse practitioner for two mental health programs at the Veteranâ€™s Hospital of Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to this she practiced at the Medical University of South in the foster care clinic providing primary and mental health care for children living in foster homes, as she is also a certified pediatric nurse practitioner.
Frederica identifies herself as a Christian, mother, family member, friend, and of course a nurse. She is overwhelmingly grateful for the love, grace and mercy that Jesus pours out on her daily. He blessed her with three awesome children Brittney, Jeremy, and Jonathan, to which Jonathan proceeded in death, and three beautiful granddaughters. At leisure, she attends church where she sings on the choir, hangs out with family, and reads. Her future desires include traveling and participating in medical missions to aide third world countries. Frederica keeps a positive outlook on life. In season and out of season she gives God all the glory.