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Dr. Ellen B. Rudy PhD

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Pittsburgh School of Nursing

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  • PhD , nursing
    Case Western Reserve University
  • BSN
    the Ohio State University
  • masters , Public Administration
    University of Dayton
  • masters , nursing
    University of Maryland
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Cameos of Caring », 21 May 2013 [cached]
Ellen Rudy, Dean of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, to recognize those "unsung heroes" on the front line of health care, started Cameos of Caring in 1999.
Living Legends - American Academy of Nursing, 8 May 2009 [cached]
Ellen B. Rudy, PhD, RN, FAAN Ellen B. Rudy is Dean Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh. Her nursing career began when she graduated with a BSN from the Ohio State University. She eventually went on to earn a masters in Public Administration from the University of Dayton, a masters in nursing from the University of Maryland and a PhD in nursing from Case Western Reserve University.
Her early career in nursing included public health nursing, critical care staff nursing, emergency nursing and clinical administration. Her academic teaching career began at Kent State University and from there she went to Case Western Reserve University where she was the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Acute Care Nursing and Associate Dean for Research. In 1991 she moved to the University of Pittsburgh as Dean and Professor and retired from there in 2001.
Dr. Rudy is a nationally recognized expert in the field of nursing research and has been a principal investigator on several National Institute of Health-funded projects. Dr. Rudy's investigations have focused on critical care, nurse-managed care, women's health and patient outcomes.
Under Dr. Rudy's deanship at the University of Pittsburgh, the school developed strong programs in both the clinical and research areas. The School of Nursing repeatedly ranked among the ten highest National Institute for Nursing Research-funded schools. At that same time, a successful faculty practice plan was implemented for the School's clinical faculty. During a sabbatical as Dean, Dr. Rudy combined her belief in both the clinical and research mission of academics by working as an emergency room staff nurse for one summer and then spending her remaining sabbatical time working on research grants. The emergency room experience left her with the feeling that nurses were under recognized for their contribution to quality care. This prompted her to have the school of nursing establish a Cameo of Caring recognition program for excellence in bedside nursing. This program now involves 37 Pittsburgh area hospitals and three other universities have established Cameo programs of their own.
Dr. Rudy has published widely in professional journals and has co-authored several books. Since her retirement from the University of Pittsburgh she has served as Senior Consultant for the National Institute of Nursing Research, Visiting Professor at Ohio State University College of Nursing, and consultant to several schools of nursing for research.
Article, 1 Feb 1995 [cached]
Ellen B. Rudy, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.DeanSchool of NursingUniversity of Pittsburgh
University of Akron News - UA Announces "Cameos of Caring" Program to Honor Area Nurses, 6 May 2002 [cached]
Cameos of Caring was created in 1999 by Dr. Ellen B. Rudy, former dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, to honor "those unsung heroes on the front lines of health care."One of Rudy's goals was to use Cameos of Caring as a springboard for recognizing the value of nurses across the country.The University of Akron's College of Nursing would be the third university nationwide to use the Cameos of Caring event as a strategic approach in addressing the nursing shortage.
During a recent visit to UA as a distinguished lecturer within the College of Nursing, Rudy expressed her delight at a Cameos of Caring event in Akron."Cameos of Caring has proven to have a positive effect on the profession of nursing and recruitment," she says."It is time to give nurses a pat on the back and to encourage nurses to continue their work on the front lines of health care."
ADVANCE for Nurses Online | Editorial, 25 Feb 2005 [cached]
Ellen B. Rudy, PhD, RN, FAAN, of Lewis Center, OH, was the recipient of the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career.She is a senior consultant for the National Institutes of Health and a visiting professor at Ohio State University.
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