Kleinpell, Ruth M. 1960-

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KLEINPELL, Ruth M. 1960-

(Ruth Kleinpell-Nowell)


Born March 29, 1960, in Cleveland, OH; daughter of George (an engineer) and Margaret (a secretary; maiden name, Sweeney) Kleinpell; married Horace Nowell (a financial consultant), November, 1989; children: Horace III. Education: Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH, R.N., 1981; University of Illinois College of Nursing, B.S.N., 1986, M.S., 1988, Ph.D., 1991; Rush University (acute care nurse practitioner), 1996.


Office—600 South Paulina, Suite 1062 B AAC, Chicago, IL 60612. E-mail—[email protected].


Deaconess Hospital, Cleveland, OH, staff nurse in medical-surgical intensive care unit, 1981-84; Nursing Services International, Chicago, IL, critical care staff nurse, 1984; University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, clinical nurse in surgical intensive care unit at university hospital, 1984-2002; Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, nurse practitioner, 2000—. Rush University, associate professor of nursing, 1991—; University of Illinois College of Nursing, adjunct faculty member, 1992—. Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, assistant to director of nursing services, research, and support, 1991—; Interim Healthcare, home health acute care registered nurse, 1992-95. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner National Planning Committee, member, 1998-2001; Eli Lilly Co., member of speakers' bureau, 2001—; Chicago Center for Clinical Research, medical writer; consultant to Asian Human Services, National Patient Safety Foundation, and American Health Sciences. Community volunteer.


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (fellow), American College of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nursing (fellow), American Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, American Heart Association (member of Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, 2002—), Midwest Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau.


Sigma Theta Tau, certificate of recognition, 1996, Nursing Recognition Award, Alpha Lambda chapter, 1999, and Luther Christman Award for excellence in published writing, Gamma Phi chapter, 1999; Midwest Nursing Research Society, certificate of recognition, 1999, and outstanding research achievement award, 2003; grants from National Center for Nursing Research, National Institute of Nursing Research, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and American Nurses Foundation.


(Editor, with M. Piano) Practice Issues for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Springer Publishing (New York, NY), 1998.

(Editor and contributor) Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing, Springer Publishing (New York, NY), 2000.

Contributor to books, including Critical Care Nursing of the Elderly, edited by T. Fulmer, M. Walker, and M. Foreman, Springer Publishing (New York, NY), 2001; and Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, edited by A. B. Hamric, J. A. Spross, and C. M. Hanson, Elsevier Science (New York, NY), in press. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including American Journal of Critical Care, Research in Nursing and Health, Outcomes Management, Critical Care Nurse, Preventive Cardiology, Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, Heart and Lung, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Nursing Outlook, and Nursing Spectrum. Some articles appear under the name Ruth Kleinpell-Nowell.



Nursing Administration Quarterly, winter, 2000, Luther P. Christman, review of Practice Issues for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, p. 91.

Nursing and Health Care Perspectives, March, 2000, Gloria Chandler Ramsey, review of Practice Issues for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, p. 90.

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