Dr. Huston is the co-author of four textbooks on leadership, management, and professional issues in nursing (a total of 13 editions) and has published over 80 articles in leading professional journals. Her co-authored book “Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing” has been translated into four languages and “Management Decision Making for Nurses” was an AJN book of the year. Her second edition of Professional Issues in Nursing published in late 2009. She has keynoted more than 200 nursing and healthcare conferences worldwide.
Dr. Huston is also a successful grant writer and served as a co-investigator of a $1 million dollar HRSA grant from 1999-2004. In addition, she serves on the editorial board for Journal of Nursing Scholarship and as a manuscript reviewer for multiple journals. In November 2007, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. Her research interests include critical thinking, mentoring, outcomes measurement, quality health care, and empowerment of the nursing profession. Dr. Huston is also the co-developer of the Marquis-Huston Model for Teaching Critical Thinking, which has been recognized internationally by nurse scholars.
Dr. Huston served as the 2007-2009 President of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Since being inducted into the Gamma chapter of STTI in 1977, Huston has actively served at the chapter, regional and international levels. Specifically, she has held multiple offices in her local chapter, Kappa Omicron Chapter (#253) since helping to found the chapter in 1988; served as the Region 1 coordinator for the 1999-2001 biennium; and was a member the STTI Board of Directors from 2001-2005. She was elected in 2005 to serve two years as President-Elect (2005-2007) and two years as President (2007-2009). As President, she was responsible for strategic planning, program implementation, and fiduciary oversight of approx. 130,000 nurses in 470+ chapters, in more than 90 countries.