John Williamson, DNP, NP-C

John M. Williamson, DNP, NP-C, Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

Name: John M. Williamson, DNP, NP-C, Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Family Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD


Education – Degree Granting:

2014, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
2007, Master of Science in Nursing, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, Family Nursing
1996, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

Education – Non-Degree Granting:

Year Title
2016, Air War College, Correspondence Program
2015, Emergency Preparedness Response Course-Clinician
2014, Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner (SAMFE)
2013, CBRNE Course
2009, Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence Program
2004, Critical Care Air Transport Course
2002, Squadron Officers School, Correspondence Program
1999, Battlefield Nursing Course
1999, Flight Nurse Course
1999, Nursing Service Fundamentals


Lt Col Williamson is from Columbus, Mississippi. His service began in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Mississippi University for Women. After graduation, Lt Col Williamson received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force Nurse Corps in 1996. He worked as a civilian ER nurse until starting active duty. Lt Col Williamson has served in numerous positions including: a staff nurse, flight nurse, assistant nurse manager, nurse manager, deputy flight commander, flight commander, and currently as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). Lt Col Williamson has demonstrated expert nursing skills in the following fields: Emergency Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Flight Nursing, and Advanced Practice Family Nursing. As a Flight Nurse, Lt Col Williamson logged 913 flight hours as qualified Flight Nurse, Instructor, and an Examiner on four airframes (C-130, C-9, C-141, and C-17). In 2007, he completed his Masters in Nursing Science to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Lt Col Williamson then went on to serve as a Family Nurse Practitioner, 55th Medical Group, Offutt AFB where he managed a panel of 1200 Tri-Care beneficiaries, which included 200 Personal Reliability Program patients (nuclear security). Lt Col Williamson then PSC’d to 78th Medical Group, Robins AFB, GA as the Flight Commander of the Family Health Clinic (FHC) and PCM. While there, he led three elements consisting of 52 military and civilian personnel in the Transition to the Air Force Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and provision of care to 11,000 direct beneficiaries with a 2.1 million dollar budget. As the Flight Commander, the clinic became one of the top PCMH clinics in Air Force Material Command and Air Force Medical Service. From Robins AFB he transitioned to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), Germany to become the Flight Commander/ OIC of the Family Health Clinic. He assumed leadership of the U.S. Army Family Health Clinic and led two PCMH clinics of 34 joint-service medics and civilian personnel in the provision of primary care to 6500 beneficiaries. Additionally, Lt Col Williamson was the primary care manager (PCM) for all active duty Air Force personnel assigned to LRMC/ 86 MDS, and their dependents. In 2014, while stationed in Germany he completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Most recently, Lt Col Williamson was assigned as the Flight Commander of the Family Health Flight at U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley, Langley AFB, VA. While there he led a cadre of nearly 100 in three elements to deliver primary care to over 22,000 enrollees. In addition, to leadership he was a dedicated PCM, senior facility FNP and preceptor USU DNP students where he was awarded Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Dr. Williamson is married with one son. He is a member of several professional organizations including American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Dermatological Nurse Practitioners, and National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society: Zeta Rho and Tau Theta Chapters


August 1996-December 1999: Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, 375 MDG, Scott AFB, IL
January 2000-February 2003: Flight Nurse, Deputy Chief Special Equipment, Aircrew Training, Flight Examinations, 374 AES, Yokota AB, Japan
February 2003-June 2008: Nurse Manager/Deputy Flight Commander, Cardiothoracic/Medical ICU, 81 IPTS, Keesler AFB, MS. (May 2003-November 2003: Deployed- Nurse
Manager, Emergency Room, 39 MDG, Incirlik AB, Turkey; December 2005- May 2006: Deployed- Critical Care Nurse, 506 EMEDS, Kirkuk AB, Iraq)
June 2008-June 2010: Family Nurse Practitioner, 55 MDG, Offutt AFB, NE
June 2010-July 2012: Family Health Flight Commander, Family Nurse Practitioner, 78 MDG, Robins AFB, GA.
August 2012-July 2015: Flight Commander/Officer in Charge, Family Health Clinic; Family Nurse Practitioner, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, 86 MDS
July 2015- Oct 2017: Flight Commander, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Health Flight, 633 MDOS, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.
Oct 2017- Present: Assistant Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD.


Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster and gold border
Iraqi Campaign Medal with one Bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Unit Awards:
81st Medical Group, Outstanding Company Grade Nurse of the Year, 2005, Keesler AFB, MS
81st Surgical Operations Squadron, Company Grade Nurse of the Year, 2005, Keesler AFB, MS
81st Inpatient Operations Squadron, Company Grade Nurse of the Quarter, 2007, Keesler AFB, MS
55th Medical Group, Customer Service Award, May 2009, Offutt AFB, NE
55th Medical Operations Squadron, Field Grade Officer of the Year, 2010, Offutt AFB, NE
Flight Information:
Non-rated: Flight Nurse-Examiner
Hours Flown: 913
Aircraft Flown: C-9A, C-141C, C-130E/H, C-17A, C-5B, C-141B, KC-10

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners)

Prediabetes Screening Protocol in a Large Military Family Health Clinic. DNP Capstone Project, July 2014, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
National Association of Dermatological Nurse Practitioners
National League for Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau: Zeta Rho and Tau Theta Chapters

Second Lieutenant: May 10, 1996
First Lieutenant: July 1, 1998
Captain: July 6, 2000
Major: October 6, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel: July 1, 2015