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Ruth A. Wittmann-Price PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, CHSE, ANEF

Ruth A. Wittmann-Price is the Chairperson and Professor at Francis Marion University Department of Nursing in South Carolina. Ruth has been an obstetrical/women’s health nurse for 35 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 Doctorate in Nursing Science (PhD) 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” and has tested her theory in four research studies. She was also the Director of Nursing Research for Hahnemann University Hospital (2007–2010) to oversee all evidence-based practice projects for nursing. Hahnemann University Hospital was awarded initial Magnet recognition (AACN) in Dec.14, 2009. Ruth has taught all levels of nursing students over the past 15 years (Diploma, BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD) and completed an international service-learning trip (2007) to rural Mexico with undergraduate nursing and physician assistant students. She was the coordinator for the Nurse Educator track in DrNP program at Drexel University in Philadelphia (2007–2010) and currently sits on three dissertation committees.

Recently (Oct. 2013) Ruth has had three nursing diagnosis related to her theory accepted by International NANDA for publication in the next edition. She was also indicated into the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows by the National League of Nursing.

Ruth has published twelve books:
Wittmann-Price, R. A., Godshall, M., & Wilson, L. (Editors) (2013). Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual (2nd edition). NYC: Springer Publishing.
Wittmann-Price, R. A. & Cornelius, F. H. (2013). Leadership and Management in Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review. (ISBN: 9780826110381). NYC: Springer Publishing.
Gittings, K. K., Brogdon, R. M., Cornelius, F. H., & Wittmann-Price, R. A. (series editor). (2013). Medical-Surgical Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review. NYC: Springer Publishing.
Wittmann-Price, R. A. & Cornelius, F. (2013). Leadership and Management in Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review. (ISBN: 9780826110381). NYC: Springer Publishing.
Wittmann-Price, R. A. & Cornelius, F. (2013). Community Health Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review. (ISBN: 9780826110138). NYC: Springer Publishing.
Wittmann-Price, R. A. & Cornelius, F. (2013). Fundamentals of Nursing: An Unfolding Case Study Review. (ISBN: 978-0-8261-9393-3). NYC: Springer Publishing.
Wittmann-Price, R. A., Reap Thompson, B., Sutton, S., & Eskew, S. (2013). Nursing Concept Care Maps for Safe Patient Care. (ISBN: 978-0-8036-3052-9). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.
Wittmann-Price, R. A. (2012). Fast facts for developing a nursing academic portfolio. (ISBN: 978-0-8261-2038-0). NYC: Springer Publishing.
Wittmann-Price, R. A. & Cornelius, F. (2011). Maternal-Child Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review. (ISBN: 978-0-8261-4157-6). NYC: Springer Publishing.
Wittmann-Price, R. A. & Reap Thompson, B. (Editors) (2010). NCLEX-RN® EXCEL: Test Success through Unfolding Case Study Review. (ISBN: 978-0-8261-0600-1). NYC: Springer Publishing.
Wittmann-Price, R. A. & Godshall, M. (Editors) (2009). Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual. NYC: Springer Publishing.
Moyer, B. A. & Wittmann-Price, R. A. (Editors) (2007). Nursing Education: Foundations for Practice Excellence (ISBN: 978-0-8036-1404-8). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

She has published chapters, The Newborn at Risk (2009) in Maternal-Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children, and Families (Ward, S. & Hinsley, S. Eds.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis and Wittmann-Price, R. A., Waite, R. & Woda, D. H. (January 2011). The role of the educator. In Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice (Dreher, M. & Glasgow, M. E. S., Eds.). NYC: Springer Publishing.

Ruth has completed the NLN LEAD program for leader development in nursing. Her theory is listed on the nursing theorist webpage of Clayton State University. She has published 26 articles and has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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