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Kiefer, Ruth Ann

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Ruth Ann Kiefer

Ruth Ann Kiefer, DrNP

Contact Dr. Kiefer

Dixon Hall
2500 Maryland Road, Suite 200
Willow Grove, PA 19090

(215) 481-5533
(215) 481-5499 fax

Education

DrNP, Drexel University, 2009
MSN, Drexel University, 2006
BSN, Temple University, 2003
RN, Hazelton State General Hospital, 1976

Certifications

CRRN – Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
CNE – Certified Nurse Educator

University Appointment

Assistant Professor
Director, Abington-Dixon Campus

Research & Clinical Interests

The Effect of Social Support on Functional Recovery and Well-Being in Post Joint Arthroplasty Older Adults

Professional Organizations

Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society in Nursing
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
National League for Nursing

Presentations

Jefferson/Abington Health Hack, Finalist Prize Winner, “A Smarter Infusion Smart Pump” 2016

Poster Presentation: “Clinical Capstone: A Win –Win Collaboration Between Nursing Education and Nursing Practice”, NLN Education Summit, 2015

Poster Presentation: “The Use of the Student Nurse Communication Tool in the Provision of Safe Care at the Bedside”, NLN Education Summit, 2014.

Podium Presentation: “The Use of the Student Nurse Communication Tool in the Provision of Safe Care at the Bedside” Drexel University Nursing Education Institute, 2013

Poster Presentation: The Effect of Social Support on Functional Recovery and Well-Being in Post Joint Arthroplasty Older Adults” Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Conference, 2013

Poster Presentation: “The Effect of Social Support on Functional Recovery and Well-Being in Post Joint Arthroplasty Older Adults”, Villanova University Research Symposium, 2010

Podium Presentation: “Leading Change”, Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Conference, 2007

Publications

“The Effect of Social Support on Functional Recovery and Well-Being in Post Joint Arthroplasty Older Adults”, Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, 2011

“Leading Change”, Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, 2009

“An Integrative Review of the Concept of Well-Being”, Holistic Nursing, 2008

Honors & Awards

Nurse Excellence Award, Abington Memorial Hospital, 2009
Commencement Address, Dixon School of Nursing, 2009, 2011, 2016