Gretchen Hutchinson, M.S.N.

Senior Core Faculty,
Department of Healthcare

Gretchen Hutchinson has been working in nursing and health care educational programs since 2010. She has a great love for both education and nursing and has been a registered nurse for the past 23 years with experience in nursing administration, hospice, home health care, and emergency room and quality assurance. She is currently the director of nursing at a local hospital. 

Ms. Hutchinson is a member of Sigma Theta Tau / Omicron Delta Chapter, American Nurses Association, and NADONNA. Additionally, she completed her education through online education programs. She is married with five sons, two daughters-in-law, and one precious granddaughter. She enjoys gardening, fishing, boating, reading, and spending time with her family.

Education

  • Bachelor's in Nursing
    University of Phoenix
  • Master's in Nursing and Healthcare Education
    University of Phoenix

Research Interests

  • Nursing administration
  • Nursing education

Program Affiliations

M.Ed. in Health and Wellness Education Master of Education

The Master of Education in Health and Wellness degree will help you teach others about healthy life choices. You will learn about a wide range of health topics, and how to assess a community or an organization to determine health education priorities. Once you graduate, you will be prepared to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

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Master of Healthcare Administration Master of Science

The Master of Healthcare Administration prepares students for advanced leadership roles in the healthcare field, providing real world experience in management and strategy development. It also includes coursework that results in eligibility to take the Lean Healthcare exam.

36

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B.S. in Healthcare Administration Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is a bachelor completion program designed for working healthcare professionals, or individuals who want to transition to the healthcare field, who have some college credit and want an accessible and affordable option to complete their degree in healthcare administration. Designed for individuals with an associates degree or some college credit, this bachelor’s degree completion program gives you a direct pathway toward earning a bachelor’s degree*. This program explores current legal and ethical issues in the growing and diverse field of healthcare administration, and provides students with a foundation in marketing, finance, human resources, and information management. You will learn leadership skills and other skills critical to a healthcare administrator such as effective communication, technology, critical thinking. This program includes a dual credit course, so by the end of the program you will have three credits that can be applied toward the Master of Healthcare Administration degree.

36

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