Ruth Wittmann-Price – PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN
Ruth has been an obstetrical/women’s health nurse for 37 years. She received her AAS & BSN degree from Felician College in Lodi NJ (1978, 1981) and her MS as a Perinatal CNS from Columbia University, NYC (1983). Ruth completed her PhD in nursing at Widener University, Chester (2006) and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence. She developed a mid-range nursing theory “Emancipated Decision-making in Women’s Health Care” (https://wittmannpricetheory.wordpress.com/) and has tested her theory in four research studies. International researchers are currently using her theory as the foundation for studies. Her theory is being used at the University of Limpopo, South Africa in their campaign, “Finding Solutions for Africa” which helps women and children. Ruth was also the appointed research coordinator for Hahnemann University Hospital and oversaw the evidence-based practice projects for nursing (2007-2010). Hahnemann University Hospital was granted initial Magnet designation in December of 2009.
Ruth has taught all levels of nursing students over the past 16 years and has completed an international service-learning trip. Currently she teaches baccalaureate students leadership and in the MSN Nurse Educator track. Ruth mentors DNP and PhD students and is on several committees for both Drexel and Widener Universities. Dr. Wittmann-Price is on the Advisory Board for the SC Felician Center and a member of McLeod Regional Medical Center IRB. Ruth is co-editor and chapter contributor of 14 books, two chapters, and over 20 articles. She has presented her research regionally, nationally, and internationally. Ruth was inducted into the NLN Academy of Nurse Educator Fellows in 2013 and was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a fellow October of 2015. Ruth is the recipient of almost three million dollars in HRSA funding to provide educational opportunities for veterans, advanced nursing practice, and nurse educators.