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Ruth Rasco Stiehl

Ruth Rasco Stiehl, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Florida.


  • Stiehl, Ruth Rasco was born on October 31, 1939 in Miami, Florida, United States. Daughter of Russell Austin and Beatrice (Tanner) Rasco.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Miami, 1961. Master of Arts, University South Florida, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University South Florida, 1977.

      Minnesota, University Florida, 1989.


    • Staff nurse ob/gynecology Baptist Hospital, Miami, 1961-1962. Staff nurse pediatrics Broward General Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1963-1965. Staff nurse dialysis Tampa (Florida) General Hospital, 1967-1970.

      Faculty College Nursing, University South Florida, Tampa, 1973-1976. Nursing education director Florida Board Nursing, Jacksonville, 1977-1982. Director School Nursing, Jacksonville (Florida) University, since 1982.

      Executive director Florida Board of Nursing, Jacksonville, since 1997. Member examination committee National Council State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, 1978-1982.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Florida.


    Board directors Cypress Village Retirement Community, Jacksonville, since 1990, Mayor's Commission on Status of Women, Jacksonville, 1985-1992, Gateway Council Girl Scouts United States of America, since 1989, Southeast Heart Association, Jacksonville, 1986-1988, Northeast Florida Easter Seals, Jacksonville, 1982-1986. Member task force Women and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Jacksonville, since 1991. Treasurer Florida Commission on Future of Nursing, 1987-1991.

    Member American Nurses Association, Florida Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.



    Reading, jogging, cross-stitch, singing.


    • Married Paul A. Stiehl, June 5, 1959. Children: Mark Russell, Kristin Stiehl Murray, Eric Paul.
    • father: Russell Austin Rasco
    • mother: Beatrice (Tanner) Rasco
    • spouse: Paul A. Stiehl
    • children: Mark Russell Stiehl
    • Kristin Stiehl Murray Stiehl
    • Eric Paul Stiehl
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    Born October 31, 1939