• Assistant Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing


  • BS, Nursing, Stanford University
  • MS, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Nursing Assessment of Emotional Distress and Postoperative Recovery in Heart Surgery Patients
  • PhD, Health Psychology, University of utah. Project: Physical Health, Risk Factors, and Psychosociat Variables AmongAmong Severely Mentally Ill Veterans in Day Treatment


Ann Hutton began her career in psychiatric nursing at the Veterans Hospital in Salt Lake where she developed her interest in mental illness while serving as head nurse for 8 years in a number of psychiatrict units.  After receiving her master's degree in 1969, she began a long career in teaching and clinical practice at the College of Nursing.  Many changes and new research in the field of neuroscience are expanding understanding of mental disorders and improving therapeutic applications. Keeping up-to-date is ever challenging for both teaching and clinical practice, but is motivation for for Dr. Hutton to remain as a part-time faculty member during phased retirement.  

Career Highlights

  • 40 years of teaching graduate psychiatric/mental health
  • Project Director, Prepatory-Supportive Care for Myocardial Infarction Patient and Family
  • Graduate Nursing Education Grant Serving Seriously Mentally Ill - participant
  • Grant for First Graduate Geriatric NP Program
  • Interest in association between mental health and physical health, chronic pain
  • Faculty practice of psychotherapy with special interest in women's mental health, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Level II training in Eye Movement Processing and Desensitization (EMDR), adaptive trauma processing
  • Application of neuroscience in psychotherapy
  • Past Psychiatric/Mental Health NP Program Director
  • Volunteer facilitator for Caring Connections: A Hope in Comfort and Grief Program, grief groups, particular for surviors of suicide
  • 10 year member on the Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Facilitates student volunteers for the annual "Out of Darkness Walk." Particiatpates in the board's annual  "Survivors' Day" for those who have lost someone by suicide.