Ruth Grendell, DNSc, MSN, RN

Ruth Grendell, DNSc, MSN, RN

  • Professor Emerita


  • BSN - San Diego State University
  • MSN - University of San Diego, Thesis: Spiritual Needs: Spiritual Care
  • DNSc - University of San Diego, Dissertation: PathAnalysis Study of Effect of Professional Support on Role Conflict Experienced by Reentry Adult Nursing Students


Academic Experience:

  • Point Loma Nazarene University, 1982 to August 2000
  • Leadership/Management, Research, Transition course for advanced placement/transfer students, Special elective studies, Computer Assisted Instruction in: Pharmacology, ECG Interpretation

Professional Experience:

  • Clinical Management Positions in California, Michigan, Florida (Unit Supervisor, Hospital Supervisor, Nurse Educator)
  • Specialty areas: Medical/Surgical Nursing, Preoperative Nursing/PACU, Emergency Nursing


  • Healthcare/Mission Outreach trips National & International with nursing and premed students and with Humanitarian Relief Organizations. (Included guest lectures.)
  • Consultant to Critical Care Nurses Association for Research Studies
  • Committee member for Graduation with Distinction Projects
  • Guest Lecturer: Conference for Nurses in American Indian Health Care Services
  • Advisory Committee member Kaiser Home Health Agency
  • Current curriculum consultant.


  • Inducted as Fellow into: International Institute for Human Resources Development at SDSU
  • Past-president: Zeta Mu Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing Honor Society
  • Past-president: Phi Delta Lambda Alpha Chapter
  • Reviewer of manuscripts submitted to Image Journal (STTI publication) and chapters submitted for nursing text


  • Chapters in Nursing texts related to Psychological/Physiological Interactions in Health & Illness, Critical Thinking, Pharmacology.
  • Articles on Healthcare Mission trips in World Mission Magazine and Newsletters
  • Additional Areas of Interest Include:
  • Team teaching in Human Sexuality course (Housed in Psychology Department)
  • Guest lectures in Sociology, Art, Literature, Religion, Business, and Communication Department courses.
  • Nursing History, Legal/Ethical Issues