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Ruthie Robinson

PhD, RN, CNS, FAEN, CEN, NEA-BC

Ruthie Robinson, PhD, RN, CNS, FAEN, CEN, NEA-BC

Dr. Ruthie Robinson has more than 35 years of experience in acute care nursing, including nursing administration and nursing education.

A researcher and writer, Dr. Robinson has published in peer reviewed journals and contributed to several book chapters. She has presented on a wide range of topics including Magnet® preparation, peer review, intimate partner violence, and moral distress. In addition, she has been active in several nursing organizations and has served in leadership roles on the national level.

Ruthie's leadership skills are evidenced by her accomplishments. She was a Magnet® Program Director and led a hospital to its first designation and first re-designation. The initial designation occurred during a merger. To undergird this accomplishment, Ruthie guided the development of a shared governance structure and implemented a clinical ladder. She led her organization in the achievement of the Pathway to Excellence® Designation twice and has served as a lead reviewer for the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Program®.

Dr. Robinson's range of experience and expertise includes serving as a Chief Nursing Officer during an acquisition which gave her the opportunity to conduct research on nurse leaders and acquisitions. Ruthie served as an interim Chief Nursing Officer as the hospital underwent six successful surveys in six months, included Joint Commission and Magnet® re-designation. She was also a Chief Nursing Officer during the opening of a new hospital.

Ruthie's expertise includes undergraduate and graduate nursing education where she oversees graduate level evidence based practice projects. Her experience in program evaluation adds an important dimension to her role as a consultant.

Dr. Robinson holds the PhD in Nursing (Texas Woman's University), MSN (University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston) and a BSN (Lamar University). In addition, Ruthie holds certifications in emergency nursing and Nursing Administration advanced. Dr. Robinson earned a Post-graduate certificate in Healthcare Ethics (Rush University).

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Client Testimonials

Thank you for your wonderful presentation entitled “RN Care Coordination: Practice, Education, and Certification” at our Catalyst Academy 2015. Your important topic and great presentation style had the audience immediately engaged

Holly A. De Groot, PhD, RN, FAAN
Catalyst Systems, LLC

You had a hand in getting us there [receiving Magnet® status].

Thanks for your article in the Nurse Leader on shared decision making. I always appreciate your words of wisdom in this arena.

Great examples of control charts used [in NCP’s webinars] to “tell a story” of improvement over time.

What a difference a peer makes! Our discharge medication reconciliation accuracy rose from 56% to greater than 90% in one year, and our improvement has been sustained for over one year beyond that.

Nicole Jones, RN, MS & Beth Lacoste, RN, MSN
East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA

We appreciated the examples you presented [in your webinars] per standard – this was helpful related to many standards be written generically.

Our Pathway to Excellence® document was accepted! Thanks for all of your help!

Pathway to Excellence® Project Director
2012

Thank you for helping us on our way to Magnet® status. I know your visits to us and your advice steered us on this journey. We value your input.”

We just summarized the comments from your presentation – Our nurses loved our consultant and her message.

Judy Boerger
Parkview Medical Center

Thank you so much for an amazing Nurses Day! We had the best turnout ever, and your presentations were spectacular. People have been talking about it ever since, and I’ve heard grumbling from people who couldn’t be there—a sure sign of a great event! Thank you for your wisdom and support! It has been totally great working with you.

Paul Parker, RN, BC
Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, ME

We value your input – I especially value your candor and wisdom!

Excellent presentation! I’m excited about implementing peer review in our organization. Fabulous speakers with a true passion for the content.

Participant
Peer Review Workshop 2012

I wanted to say thank [our consultants] for their insight. I’m a staff nurse and beyond their guidance for Magnet, they provided insights into my profession while tying in IOM and ANA principles. You inspired my colleagues and myself with our journey.

Joy Fumera
Kaiser Permanente Orange County-Irvine

Thank you for the excellent workshops you conducted for our nursing leaders, council members, and educators. Finalizing the professional practice model as well as writing our bylaws, and council charters and objectives, was monumental. There was overwhelmingly positive feedback and enthusiasm as we move forward on our shared governance journey. Thank you for your leadership and expertise.

St. Mary's Health System

The level of excitement since your visit is outrageous. Staff are even more engaged and energized, with most talking about the learnings you shared.

Just wanted to take a moment to send you a personal note of thanks for all of the efforts you and your team put into helping our organization successfully achieve its fourth Magnet designation. Although Julie and her leadership group are enjoying many well-deserved accolades for this successful accomplishment, I have certainly not forgotten that it was you and your partners who helped immeasurably in getting our Magnet efforts back on track and providing assistance and mentoring to Julie and our team as they navigated this process and re-tooled our nursing governance structure. It is amazing to think back 2 ½ years and realize how far our nursing team has come in that short amount of time. Thanks so much again Kathleen for all of the time, thought and effort you and your colleagues put into helping us achieve this milestone.

Rob Myers MHA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer, Goshen Health