Jonas V Veterans Healthcare Scholar

Christopher Stucky, MSN, RN, CNOR, RN-BC

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
PhD Student

Christopher Stucky is an active duty Army Major and PhD nurse candidate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing. Major Stucky entered active duty in the U.S. Army in 1992 and is an expert in his clinical field with over 24 years of operating room (OR) experience. Notable garrison leadership assignments include Chief, Perioperative Nursing Services at Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, LA, and CNOIC of the OR at Vicenza Army Health Center, Vicenza, Italy. Major Stucky deployed to Iraq as a perioperative nurse with the 228th CSH (2004-2005) and with the 86th CSH (2010-2011). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado (2001) and Master of Science in Nursing Informatics from the University of Phoenix (2001). Major Stucky is board certified as a certified nurse operating room (CNOR), nursing informatics (RN-BC), and nurse executive (RN-BC). Major Stucky’s primary research focus is on the application of social network analysis to study perioperative communication patterns. His long-term goal is to develop a comprehensive research program to identify OR communication weaknesses, with the aim of increasing healthcare quality and safety. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), Army Commendation Medal (4 Awards), Army Achievement Medal (5 Awards), Iraqi Campaign Medal, and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) in 2015.