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Shirley Ruder, EdD, RN

Shirley RuderAssociate Professor & Program Director BSN
Phone: (239) 590-7519
Office: Marieb Hall 313

Shirley Ruder, EdD, MSN, RN, is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing.  Dr. Ruder has over 30 years teaching experience at the diploma, associate degree, and bachelor degree level.  She currently is the course coordinator of the senior level community and public health nursing course in the BSN program.  Dr. Ruder is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences on spirituality, community nursing, and end of life issues.  Recent publications include “Incorporating spirituality into home care at end of life”, “The challenges of caregiving”, and Incorporating spirituality into the care of persons with Alzheimer ’s disease.   Dr. Ruder is chair of the Southwest Florida Palliative Care Coalition and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center. 

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