PACE Care Team

Patricia Hughes, DNP, RN, CCRN

Patricia Hughes, DNP, RN, CCRN

Nurse Practitioner
Patricia Hughes, DNP, RN, CCRN - InnovAge Nurse Practitioner

One must listen to heal.

Patricia earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University. She worked as a critical care nurse prior to obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and her doctorate in nursing practice from Regis University. She specializes in adult geriatric primary care and is a senior instructor for the University of Colorado School of Nursing. She has served as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students at its Family Health Clinic and for the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). 

In addition to working full time at InnovAge, Patricia works every Friday at the University of Colorado Family Health Clinic, a federally funded clinic that cares primarily for uninsured migrants as well as a large Medicaid population. She had worked at the clinic full-time before transferring to InnovAge in 2016. 

Patricia was born and raised in New Jersey and has two sons. She loves spending time with her family, including with her five grandchildren in Colorado and Oregon.