Dr. Ethlyn McQueen Gibson


Dr. McQueen-Gibson was recently appointed as associate professor at Hampton University’s School of Nursing in Hampton, VA. Her newly created role will help develop the inaugural Center for Geriatric Excellence that will focus on building on partnerships and collaborations to serve as a comprehensive resource for older adults and their families through the pillars of workforce training, community education & outreach, community-engaged and clinical research and service.

Prior to assuming the role at Hampton University, she spent two years at Virginia Commonwealth University as part of the Institute of Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation through the Office of the Provost and the School of Nursing. This role allowed her to serve as part of an inter-professional team of faculty plus undergraduate and graduate students, that provided care in the community-based clinics in six low income housing units for over 700+ older adults in Richmond, VA.

Prior work experience includes clinical administrator for Riverside Health System in Newport News, VA for their PACE (program all-inclusive care for the elderly) program. Her clinical research focuses on developing community-based interventions for custodial African American grandmothers, ages 45-65, caring for their grandchildren under the age of 18, the effects of stress on management of chronic diseases of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Ursuline College in Cleveland, OH, a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Ursuline College in Cleveland, OH. She has practiced nursing for over 35 years to include clinical and administrative positions and is a veteran having served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps on active and reserve duty.

She was appointed to a 4-year term by the Governor of Virginia to the Virginia Board of Nursing, 2017-2021. Dr. Gibson was appointed by the US Secretary of Health & Human Services to serve on the “Federal Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” for a term 2019-2022.

She serves as a board member for the Central Virginia’s American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association (Mission Committee), and volunteers at the Community Free Clinic of Newport News. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Links Incorporated. She is married to Carl Gibson, MD; is the mother of two adult daughters and two precious grandchildren, Colton and Emerson.