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About Ruth K. Rosenblum

Ruth K. Rosenblum is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at San José State University. She is a Clinical expert with 30 years of pediatric nursing experience in multiple settings, including hospitals and HMO’s, schools, and academia. Brings depth and breadth of knowledge regarding all aspects of pediatric care, with specialization in pediatric neurology. Recognized by peers and students as effective nurse practitioner, educator, lecturer/public speaker, and author. Uses innovative teaching methods to convey information to students both in the classroom and online. Initiates and participates in evidence-based projects that focus on the local and global nursing community.


Present Assistant Professor, Nursing, San Jose State University

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2012 - Present Community Consultant, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)
2011 - Present Editorial Reviewer, Journal of School Health
2007 - Present Chair, Clinical Practice Committee
1998 - Present Member, California Association of Nurse Practitioners, South Bay Chapter
1997 - Present Membership Chair, Association of California Nurse Leaders, South Bay Chapter
1997 - Present Member, Association of Child Neurology Nurses
1996 - Present Editorial Reviewer, Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses
1992 - Present Editorial Reviewer, RN Magazine
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Honors and Awards

  • San Jose State University, eCampus Office of Quality Assurance faculty grant awardee June 2016 - $1500 to enhance quality of online and hybrid courses
  • San Jose State University, Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award, Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Tau Delta, May 2015. Nominated as Advisor of the Year, May 2016
  • San Jose State University Undergraduate Research Grant - $1000, May 2013, “Improving Headache Self-Management Skills Using Medical Media in Children and Adolescents” with Lorebelle Orlowski, RN, BSN
  • San Jose State University Tower Foundation Nursing Scholarship Endowment - $550, June 2008, “Use of a Telephone Encounter Guides for a New Patient Child Neurology Visit.”
  • Association of Child Neurology Nurses Nursing Research Grant - $2500, October 2008. “Use of a Telephone Encounter Guides for a New Patient Child Neurology Visit.”
  • Stanford University Friends of Nursing Grant - $1000, May 2001. “Education and Support in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology: The Pediatric Neuro Oncology Patient Handbook.”


2009 Ph.D., Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of San Francisco ‐ School of Nursing
1996 MS, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of California at San Francisco ‐ Post-Master's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
1987 MS, Northwestern University ‐ Center for Nursing, Pediatric
1982 B.S, University of Wisconsin ‐ School of Nursing

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