Dr. Hudgins-Graham began her nursing studies at Isothermal Community College (Spindale, NC) and graduated with an associate degree in 2010. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) in 2012. For graduate studies, she attended Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs, NC) and received her Master of Science in Nursing (2015) and Doctor of Education (2018) degrees. She has been involved in nursing education since 2014. Her primary background prior to entering nursing education was in emergency nursing. Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Western Carolina University.