Ruth Kitzmiller | MSA, BSN, RN, NE-BC | Care Plus NJ

Ruth Kitzmiller


Ruth’s career has spanned over 30 years with a large health system where she has held progressive leadership roles including Risk Manager, Director of Surgical Services, Clinical Project Director, and Magnet® Program Director. Ruth has extensive experience with successful Magnet® designation, and a proven track record of improved outcomes. She has been instrumental in enculturating the excellence principles to empower clinical staff and leaders as the entire health system works towards Magnet® designation. She says that watching all levels of an organization come together to learn, grow, and achieve excellence in patient care brings her feelings of pride, excitement, satisfaction, and joy.

Ruth is a systems thinker with a passion for learning and teaching others about excellence frameworks like Magnet and Pathway to Excellence®. She partners with clients as a hands-on guide to design, measure, and enhance improvement efforts resulting in superior patient care and healthy work environments. She encourages staff engagement through shared governance which reinforces excellence within teams and across departments.

“I want to be able to share my passion for excellence with as many nurses as I can” says Ruth. “Leading teams to a state of wonder about what could happen next. How can shared governance help take care to the next level? How can professional development change the care provided to patients? I want to help facilitate growth and see clinical nurses and leaders flourish.”

Connect with Ruth to advance your culture of excellence and successfully pursue the designation you desire.