School Status

Due to the ongoing winter storm, the university will be closed on Wednesday.

January 28, 2015

Kristine M Ruggiero

Kristine M Ruggiero

Professional Details

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: HB-120
Phone: 978-542-6832
Resume: Kristine M Ruggiero [DOC 35KB]

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2270 02 NUR321 Health Care of Women and Children
2443 S1 NUR361A Health Assessment Across the Life Span

Professional Biography

I have had the pleasure of working here at Salem State since my appointment in 2008.  I graduated with a BS in Biology from Fairfield University in 1999.  After working at MGH on breast cancer research, and working as an EMT, I decided I wanted to become a nurse.  I returned to school and received my Master of Science in Nursing from Yale University in 2004.  Since then, I have worked both as a Pediatric Nurse and Pediatric NP in in-patient and out-patient settings.  One thing I discovered I liked as much as nursing was teaching nursing students.  I began teaching students in clinical settings, and then teaching full time once my first son was born in 2006.  I love working with nursing students and helping them develop their own passion for nursing.    

Professional Interests

Examining nursing outcome measures to improve pediatric quality of care 

Chronic Illness in Pediatric population, particularly cancer research

Delegation-Decision Making Process in Nursing


Co-Coordinator of Maternal Child Healthcare

Selected Presentations

UMB Research Day Presenter (5/2011): A Policy Task Force: Updating the Delegation Decision-making process in the MA nurse practice act. Developing evidence-based recommendations to the Board of Registration in Nursing.

Personal Interests

Mom of three cool boys!

Enjoy swimming, triathalons, cooking and spending time with my family.