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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.


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 Dakot) Memorial Hospital, 1956-1965;staff nurse, supervisor, wellness director, abuse team representative, Gettysburg (South Dakot) Memorial Hospital, 1975-1987;staff nurse, in-service director, Holy Infant Hospital, Hoven, South Dakot, 1966-1969;clinical director, Cheyenne-Lakota Nursing Program, Eagle Butte, South Dakot, 1988-1990;clinical nurse instructor, South Dakot State University, Brookings, 1990-1992;nurse administrator, Winnebago (Nebraska) Public Health Services Hospital, since 1992. Adjunct clinical instructor South Dakot State University, since 1992. Lecturer in literature in healing.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: quilt collecting, antiques, literature.


Married Maurice E. Hobus, August 17, 1956. Children: Lauri, Julie.