ALTAMONT, N.Y., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gertrude B. Hutchinson, is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a 2017 Professional of the Year in Nursing.
Dr. Hutchinson is a Registered Nurse, possessing 45 years of field experience resulting in extensive expertise in all facets of nursing.
"I attribute my success to my inquisitive nature, wanting to help people, education opportunities and having gifts and abilities to leave the world a better place," Dr. Hutchinson said.
Certified as a Critical Care Nurse by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Dr. Hutchinson earned her Nursing Diploma from the United Hospital School of Nursing in 1971. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from California State University San Bernardino in 2005, a Master of Arts degree in History from the State University of New York at Albany in 2007, her MSIS in NARA and Records Management degree also from the State University of New York at Albany in 2009, and finally, earned her Doctor of Nursing Science with a focus in Leadership and Education from The Sage Colleges – Sage Graduate School in 2016.
In recognition of all of her contributions to the field, Dr. Hutchinson is a member of several organizations and honor societies, including: the American Nurses Association, the New York Chapter ANA-NY, the International Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International – Delta Pi Chapter, the New York Archives Conference, the American Association for the History of Nursing (Board-appointed Archivist), the Interagency Council of Information Resources in Nursing, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders, Northeast Division NYONEL, the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, the American Association for the History of Medicine, Women in Development in Northeastern New York, Capital Nursing Research Alliance (currently Vice President), the Nurses Educational Fund, National League for Nurses, and NLN-NY. She also previously served as a Board Member of the Capital District Alliance for Unified Healthcare.
Additionally, Dr. Hutchinson is the recipient of the Northeastern Region NYONEL Leadership Award in recognition of "creative and contemporary leadership in nursing practice."
When not working, Dr. Hutchinson volunteers at the Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church and serves in many leadership capacities as a life-member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also enjoys nursing history, nursing theory, colonial history, oral history, vocal music, piano, organ, knitting, crocheting, reading and writing.
Dr. Hutchinson is happily married and enjoys spending time with family. She dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of her parents, Lucien and Flora V. Buck.
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SOURCE Continental Who's Who