Christopher Powe is the Chief Advanced Practice Officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, MS. He has served as an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing in the Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program since 2004. His previously roles include the Lead Advanced Practice Provider in the Trauma & Surgical Intensive Care Unit at UMMC since 2003. Named Director of Advanced Practice Adult Hospitals, he lead over 200 Advanced Practice Providers into what is now one of the most innovative APP organizational structures in the country. He has vast experience in Critical Care and Emergency advanced practice roles. He has served as a Director of Emergency Services with over 23 years of trauma and critical care nursing experience. He proudly serves in the United States Air Force and the Mississippi National Guard(MSANG) with over 11 years of combat experience. Currently, he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the MSANG and is an Iraq War Veteran following a tour in the country’s only Level 1 Combat Trauma & Emergency Treatment Facility.
Christopher is actively involved in advancing the organizational structure of advanced practice providers by focusing on onboarding, compensation matrixes, professional evaluations and standardization of RVU metrics. He is actively involved in creating future leaders within the organization by creating a culture openness and mentoring. By developing strong relationship among the Clinical and Senior Administrative Leadership, he is interested in creating an active and robust APP footprint in the healthcare industry.
Christopher completed his PhD in Clinical Health Sciences, UMC School of Graduate Studies, focusing on Blunt Trauma in the Morbidly Obese. He completed both graduate and undergraduate degrees at the UMC School of Nursing. He is board certified as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP-BC) and provides annual board reviews for graduating students from Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Programs.
Christopher is the father of three children and married for over 18 years. He actively participates in sports activities with his children including coaching 4-6th Football teams for over 7 years. He also assists in softball coaching for his daughter at the regional tournament levels. He enjoys physical fitness by participating in duathlons (road bike/run), swimming, running and weightlifting. He is also an avid hunter and fisherman.