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Ruth Charles

Ruth Charles, American rehabilitation nurse, consultant. Certified rehabilitation Registered Nurse, CPR instructor.


  • Charles, Ruth was born on January 18, 1943 in Struthers, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Gussie Ida (Robinson) Charles.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Aultman Hospital, 1963. Bachelor, Youngstown State University, 1974. Master of Science, Youngstown State University, 1989.


    • Staff nurse Youngstown (Ohio) Hospital Association, 1963-1965, assistant head nurse, 1965-1969. Clinical nurse manager Western Reserve Care Systems, Youngstown, since 1969. Chairman advisory board Elaine Wilson's Home Nursing.

    Major achievements

    • Certified rehabilitation Registered Nurse, CPR instructor.


    Member St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, nursing committee American Red Cross, Mahoning County. Active Urban League; member executive board Mahoning Valley Coalition for Cancer Control and Prevention in the Black Community, 1991-1993, 94—. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Black Nurses' Association, Mahoning Trumbull Council Black Nurses (president 1988-1990), National Association Rehabilitation Nurses, Mahoning Valley Association Rehabilitation Nurses (president 1990, executive board 1991-1992, 94—).


    • father: Gussie Ida (Robinson) C. Charles
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    Born January 18, 1943
    (age 74)