Ruth Hobson, RN, MSN
Ruth has been employed at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa for eighteen years, as continuing education health coordinator for her first five years. In 2000, Ruth joined the nursing faculty as a practical nursing instructor and in 2007 became the director of nursing education. Along with administrative responsibilities, she continues to teach part time in both the practical nursing and associate degree programs. In 2008, the nursing faculty at Northwest Iowa Community College determined it was time to update their philosophy, mission, and curriculum to better match their beliefs. This process led to a QSEN, which became a basis for a new philosophy and curriculum framework.