Reginald Middlebrooks, DNP, MSN

Reginald Middlebrooks, DNP, MSN, Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Name: Reginald Middlebrooks, DNP, MSN, Lieutenant Commander, Navy

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Nurse Anesthesia Program
Phase II Site Director
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA

Research Interests:
Health professions education and training
Transformational change in healthcare systems

Office Phone: 
(757) 953-3197


Doctor of Nursing Practice (2014)
The University of Alabama

Master of Science in Nursing (2010)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (2003)
Georgia State University


Lieutenant Commander Reginald Middlebrooks, Jr. is Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and an Assistant Professor with the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. LCDR Middlebrooks serves as the Site Director of Clinical Training in the Registered Nurse Anesthesia Program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia. In addition to leading the nurse anesthesia training program at NMCP, LCDR Middlebrooks serves as a Delegate to the Education Committee for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists; he is a reviewer for the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthetists, and is a guest lecturer for several civilian nurse anesthesia programs.

LCDR Middlebrooks began his naval career prior to his senior year of high school by enlisting into the Navy’s Delayed Entry Program. After completing recruit basic training and hospital corpsman ‘A’ school, LCDR Middlebrooks reported for duty at Branch Medical Clinic Atlanta in 1997. LCDR Middlebrooks was awarded a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship and commissioned an Ensign in May 2003.
LCDR Middlebrooks began his nursing career at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD where he served as an intensive care unit nurse caring for casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan where he served as an intensive care unit nurse and the command ACLS Training Site Faculty. LCDR Middlebrooks applied to and was selected for Duty Under Instruction to attend USU as a student in the registered nurse anesthetist program. He completed Phase II of his anesthesia training at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL. After graduating, LCDR Middlebrooks’ first duty station as a CRNA was Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan where he served as the anesthesia department division officer. LCDR Middlebrooks’ next assignment was Naval Hospital Beaufort, SC where he served as a staff anesthetist and Chairman of the Special Care Committee. While stationed in South Carolina, LCDR Middlebrooks completed his Doctorate of Nursing Practice. He then accepted a position as the Assistant Site Director of Clinical Training at NMCP.

LCDR Middlebrooks holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgia State University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the Uniformed Services University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama.

His military decorations and awards include Navy Commendation medal (2 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), the Navy Good Conduct Medal, and numerous unit and service awards.