Maria Ruud, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC
DNP, St. Catherine University
MSN, University of California
BSN, University of Minnesota
Licensures and Certifications
Dr. Ruud is a healthcare provider who knows nurses are well positioned to create a safe environment and provide care that is informed, respectful and inclusive. Ongoing education is integral to be a better provider for her patients. Dr. Ruud joined faculty from across the country to develop a toolkit for universities looking to improve their curriculum about LGBTQ health care needs. She collaborated with other faculty at the School of Nursing to include transgender standardized patients in students’ simulation-based learning experiences. “As practitioners we need to ask questions and the onus is on us to educate ourselves,” said Ruud. “Health providers, especially nurses, are well positioned to create a safe environment and provide care that is informed, respectful and inclusive.”
Maria Ruud, DNP, APRN, WHNP, is a nurse practitioner at the Annex Teen Clinic in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Dr. Ruud is passionate about working with youth and finds it rewarding to help them with their healthcare needs. She considers the clinic staff, including the medical director, to be a dream team. Dr. Ruud appreciates the medical director's teaching skills and the support she provides to both patients and colleagues. Dr. Ruud is recognized as a natural teacher with great patience for understanding the issues faced by young patients. The clinic is committed to providing holistic care and creating a supportive environment for both the youth they serve and their team members.
Honors and Recognition
- AANP Award for Excellence, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2021
- Daisy Award, The Daisy Foundation, 2018
- Alumni Excellence Award, UCSF 150th Anniversary Alumni Excellence Award, 2015
- MN Section Representative Legislative Coordinator, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 2019 - Present
- NONPF Simulation Committee, 2019 - Present
- Nursing for Women's Health Editorial Advisory Board, 2018 - Present
- Board member, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Nurse Practitioners, 2017 - Present
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2015 - Present
- The Minnesota APRN Coalition, 2015 - Present
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 1988 - Present
- Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, 1988 - Present
Ruud, M. (2022). Relating reproductive justice to clinical practice. Women's Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 45-50. Retrieved from https://www.npwomenshealthcare.com/relating-reproductive-justice-to-clinical-practice
Ruud, M. (2021). Using cultural humility in care provided for LGBTQ people. In: Liamputtong, P. (eds) Handbook of Social Inclusion. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48277-0_115-1
Ruud, M., Demma, J., Woll, A., Miller, J., Hoffman, S., Avery, M. (2021). Health history skills for interprofessional learners in transgender and nonbinary populations. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 66(6), 778-786. United States: doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.1327
Ruud, M. (2021). Using Cultural Humility in Care Provided for LGBTQ People. In: Liamputtppmg, P. (Eds.) Handbook of Social Inclusion. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48277-0_115-1
Middlebrook, H., & Ruud, M. (2020). Extragenital screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea among adolescents and young adults at a sexual health clinic. Nursing for Women's Health, 24(4), 267-276. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2020.05.007
Ruud, M. (2019). Health Needs of Lesbians, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Populations. Pritham, U. A., & Schadewald, D. M. (Eds.), Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide 5th ed. New York, NY: Pearson Publishers.
Duckett, L. J., Ruud, M., (2019). Affirming language use when providing care for and writing about childbearing families who identify as LGBTQI+. Journal of Human Lactation, 35(2), 227-232. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890334419830985 PubMed ID: 30807701.
Ruud, M., (2018). Cultural humility in the care for LGBTQ populations. Nursing for Women's Health, 22(3), 255-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nwh.2018.03.009
Saftner, M. A., & Ruud, M. (2018). Overview of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing. In Advanced Practice Nursing: Core Concepts for Professional Role Development (6th ed., p. 338). Springer Publishers.
Ruud, M., 2017. Access to health care (Position statement). Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 46(1), 114-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2016.11.005
Hayden, A., Ruud, M., & Nichols, S. (2023, January 18). Transition from DHNP student to practicing APRN. [Poster Presentation]. AACN Doctoral Education Conference, San Diego, CA.
Vanhorn, J., & Ruud, M. (2022, October 1). Navigating pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in a rural setting. [Poster presentation]. 25th NPWH Annual Women’s Healthcare Conference, Houston, TX.
Smith, S.K., Ruud, M., & Newman, L. (2021, March 26). LGBTQ Education in Midwest NP and CNM Programs: A Pilot Study [Poster presentation]. Midwest Nursing Research Society, virtual conference. Retrieved from https://mnrs.org/annual-conference/2021-annual-research-conference-2/
Nye, C., Smith, T., He, H., Ruud, M. N., & Casler, K. (2021, February 10). Webinar 4.1 Setting the Stage to Address Cultural Humility. NONPF Faculty Institute Webinar Series - Tools to Identify and Mitigate Bias in NP Programs, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Webinar.
Delkoski, S. L., & Drake, D. M., Ruud, M. N. (2021, January 21). Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Students: Staying Nimble to Meet the Challenges of an Evolving Practice Environment. Doctoral Education Conference, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Virtual.
Ruud, M. N. (2020, October 17). When Things Fall Apart: Providing Access to Reproductive Healthcare During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and Beyond. 23rd Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Virtual Conference, Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health.
Fennel, A., & Ruud, M. N. (2020, October 16). Increasing Chlamydia Rescreening Rates: A DNP Practice Improvement Project. 23rd Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Virtual Conference, Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health.
Smith, S. K., Newman, L., & Ruud, M. N. (2020, September 24). LGBTQ Content in the Pre-Licensure and Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Curriculum. 2020 NLN Education Summit, National League for Nursing, Virtual.
Ruud, M. N., Avery, M. D., Demma, J., & Miller, J. (2020, April 30). Health History Skills Development for Interprofessional Learners in Transgender and Non-Binary Populations. Best Practices in Health Sciences Education 2020, University of Minnesota Medical School.
Ruud, M. N. (2020, April 11). Health History Skills Development for Interprofessional Learners in Transgender and Non-Binary Populations. Envisioning a New Era for NP Education, National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Virtual.
Ruud, M. N. (2019, January 01). A Health History Skills for Inter-Professional Learners in Transgender and Non-Binary Populations. 12th Annual Equity and Diversity Breakfast Gallery of Excellence, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
Ruud, M. N. (2019, January 01). Implementing an Evidenced-Based Provider Toolkit for Managing Genital Herpes: Enhancing Quality of Care. Savannah, Georgia, United States.
Ruud, M. N. (2019, January 01). Changing Lanes: Driving Students to Discover. Best Practices in Health Science Education Event, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
Ruud, M. N. (2019, January 01). Implementing Security Measures at an Independent Clinic Threatened by Antiabortion Violence. Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
Ruud, M. N. (2018, January 01). A Female Empowerment Project: Implementing a Vaginal Self-Swab Protocol at a Teen Sexual Health Clinic. San Antonio, Texas, United States.
Ruud, M. N. (2018, January 01). Increasing the Screening Rates for Oropharyngeal and Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea at a Sexual Health Teen Clinic. San Antonio, Texas, United States.
Ruud, M. N. (2018, January 01). Universal Perinatal Depression Screening Using Electronic Handheld Tablets. School of Nursing Research Day, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
Ruud, M. N. (2018, January 01). Improving Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Retesting at an Adolescent Clinic through Quality Improvement. School of Nursing Research Day, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
Award: Identification of Best Practices for LGBTQ Content in US Nurse Practitioner Programs
Project Investigators: Ruud, Maria (Co-Principal Investigator), Smith, Sheila (Co-Principal Investigator)
Sponsoring Organization: School of Nursing Foundation Board
Institution: University of Minnesota
Award Dates: 5/1/22-4/30/23
Award: LGBTQ Content in Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse-Midwife Education Programs
Project Investigators: Smith, Sheila (Institutional Principal Investigator), Ruud, Maria N. (Co-Investigator)
Sponsoring Organization: University of Minnesota
Award Dates: 2019 - Present
Award: Health History Skills Development for Interprofessional Learners in Transgender and Non-Binary Populations
Project Investigators: Ruud, Maria (Institutional Principal Investigator), Avery, Melissa (Co-Investigator)
Sponsoring Organization: University of Minnesota Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy
Award Dates: 2019 - 2020