Judy Hiett

Judy Hiett

Cell Phone: (540) 421-7678


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: n/a

Office Hours: varied by appointment


Nursing Dept

“My mission is to bring encouragement to those persons whose lives I touch, helping them to reach their potential professionally and recognize their destiny in Christ.”

Judy grew up in Harrisonburg, VA. She attended Eastern Mennonite High School, then Rosedale Bible Institute before coming to EMU. She married Richard, her best friend, in 1985 after spending a year in Richmond, VA, and working at Medical College of Virginia hospital. They have 3 adult children.
After moving back to Harrisonburg, she has worked as a nurse at Sentara RMH Medical Center since 1985. She has also taught clinical for Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University. She worked for a short time at Lord Fairfax Community College as a nursing instructor. She has been teaching as a nursing instructor for Eastern Mennonite University since fall of 2012.
Some of her hobbies are reading, writing poetry, baking, sewing, piecing quilts or wall hangings, or walking/talking with a friend. She loves spring flowers, especially hyacinths. She also enjoys various cultures, traveling, and Christian music. To be a life-long learner is one of her priorities.


James Madison University, MS in nursing education, 2009
Eastern Mennonite University, BS in nursing, 1984

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

Patient Satisfaction (PowerPoint & presentation) Sigma Theta Tau conference, Harrisonburg, VA, April 2009

Church, Community and Professional Service

Member at Grace Covenant Church

Camp nurse:
Highland Retreat
Brethren Woods
Teen Mania Ministries
Renew Camp (and organized nursing part of the camp)

Presented stroke teaching at Bridgewater Church of Brethren for women’s circle, April 2014
Stroke presentation at RMH for Janet Marshman to a group of older persons July 2017

Stroke presentation for Camp SRMH June 2015, June 2016, June 2017
Stroke presentation, teaching, BP checks for Aging Gracefully conference at Church of the Nazarene, May 2015, May 2016

Teaching CPR for EMU, SRMH, and SRMH Wellness Center: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Taught CPR for Mary Baldwin College May and July 2017

Certifications and Licenses

Clinical Nurse 4 for SRMH; 2013
Clinical Nurse 5 for SRMH; 2014, 2015
Basic Life Support trainer/instructor, 2014, updated: 2016
certification in cardiovascular nursing, 2013
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2013, updated: 2015, 2017
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, originally 2011, updated: 2013, 2015, 2017
Regent University, Life coach, 2003
Wagner Leadership Institute, MS in practical ministry, 2001
Nursing license, originally 1984

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau International
Preventative Cardiovascular Nursing Association

Professional Conferences Attended

Cardiovascular Nursing Conference,Washington D. C. , Feb. 2014
Cardiovascular Medications Conference, Baltimore, MD., Feb. 2014
Geriatric Mental Health, Roanoke, VA, Feb. 2014
Gluten Related Disorders, Charolettesville, VA, March 2014
Flipped Classroom, Charolettesville, VA, April 2014
Cardiovascular Nursing Conference, Winchester, VA, April 2014; April 2015; April 2016, April 2017
Neuromuscular and Neurodegenertative Disorders, Roanoke, VA; Jan. 2105
Ultimate One-Day Diabetes Course, Fairfax, VA; Feb. 2015
Non-Medication Treatments for ADHD, Charlottesville, VA May 2015
Interdisciplinary Research and Quality Conference Winchester, VA Feb. 2016, Feb. 2017
Neuroscience Symposium, Winchester, VA; March 2016, March 2017
Cardiac Medications: Management of Complex Cardiac Diseases, Fairfax, VA; Feb. 2016
Managing Critical Care Emergecies Jan. 2017