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Ruth Nold Hobus

Ruth Nold Hobus, American nursing educator and administrator. Registered Nurse, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska. Grantee South Dakota Committee on Humanities, 1987, 90-91.


  • Hobus, Ruth Nold was born on August 6, 1936 in Onaka, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of Leo F. and Katherine (Trefz) Nold.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, 1956. Bachelor of science in nursing, South Dakota State University, 1984. MSN, South Dakota State University, 1991.


    • Staff nurse, private duty nurse Gettysburg (South Dakota) Memorial Hospital, 1956-1965, staff nurse, supervisor, wellness director, abuse team representative, 1975-1987. Staff nurse, in-service director Holy Infant Hospital, Hoven, South Dakota, 1966-1969. Clinical director Cheyenne-Lakota Nursing Program, Eagle Butte, 1988-1990.

      Clinical nurse instructor South Dakota State University, Brookings, 1990-1992. Nurse administrator Winnebago (Nebraska) Public Health Services Hospital, since 1992. Adjunct clinical instructor South Dakota State University, since 1992.

      Lecturer in literature in healing.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska.


    • Author, co-producer, assistant director teaching film Healing the Heart: Literature in Hospice Care, 1991. Contributor to professional publications.


    Denomination: Mennonite


    Member Pleasant View School Board, Potter County, South Dakota, 1960-1972. Secretary South Dakota Farm Bureau, Potter County, 1963-1966. Vice-chairman Potter County Representatives, Gettysburg, 1962-1970.

    Member Potter County Child Protection Team, Gettysburg, 1984-1990. Member American Nurses Association, South Dakota Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Phi.



    Quilt collecting, antiques, literature.


    • Married Maurice E. Hobus, August 17, 1956. Children: Lauri, Julie.
    • father: Leo F. Nold
    • mother: Katherine (Trefz) Nold
    • spouse: Maurice E. Hobus
    • children: Lauri Hobus
    • Julie Hobus
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