Judith Kutzleb is the Vice President of Advanced Practice Professionals at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, New Jersey. She also serves as adjunct faculty at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY, NY, a faculty member since 2010; and is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator for the Adult-Gerontology APN track in the graduate program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, where she has been a faculty member since 2007. She recently received the NJBIZ Healthcare Hero Nurse of the Year award on June 24, 2014; was the recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau Mary Ann Rooney Essence of Nursing Award in October, 2013; a NY/NJ Regional Finalist for Nursing Spectrum’s Nursing Excellence Award in Teaching; and received the Governor’s Award in the Educator Category in 2009. Her current roles also include: the Medical Provider for the Adult Ambulatory Clinic; and as Director for the APN directed Heart Failure program known as the Transitional Care Model. Her previous roles have been at Hackensack University Medical Center as the NP for Trauma/Critical Care, at St. Josephs Regional Medical Center as Administrative Supervisor, and Unit Manager for Interventional Cardiology; Coronary Intensive Care/Interventional Step-Down; and Medical Intensive Care Unit. As a nurse, Judith worked at St. Josephs Regional medical Center as a charge nurse in both SICU and the Emergency Room, and prior to that as a nurse in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Judith is very involved in the Advanced Practice Provider Council in developing By-Laws; APP Career Ladder; and Onboarding processes for Advanced Practice Professionals. She sits on the Credentialing Board and is instrumental in the credentialing process for APP’s. She has been very instrumental in the expansion of the APP role in both organizational service lines and private practices. Her fields of interest and expertise are in the domains of Heart Failure and Traumatic Brain Injury for which Judith has had multiple publications in 2014 and two in 2012, her Landmark Study on Heart Failure in 2006; and her most recent manuscript has been accepted for publication by Nursing Economic$ in the July 2015 issue titled: NP Care Model: Meeting the Healthcare Challenges with a Collaborative Team. Judith has had numerous speaking engagements in local, state, national; and international venues.
Judith is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Cardiology, and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, where she held the position of President for both the Epsilon Rho and Iota Alpha chapters.Judith completed her DNP at Fairleigh Dickinson University, received her MSN at William Paterson University, and completed her undergraduate studies at Seton Hall University where she received a BA in psychology; and William Paterson University, a BSN in nursing. She is board certified as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult Primary Care and Critical Care (NP-C); and is also certified by the AACN and SCCM in Critical Care.