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nurse practitioner , nursing educator

Susan Donna Ruppert, American Critical care nursing educator, family adult nurse practitioner. CCRN; NP-C (FNP), CS (Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity). Recipient Outstanding Young Alumni award Northern Illinois U., 1992, Outstanding Houston Nurse award Texas Nurses Association, 1995.


Ruppert, Susan Donna was born on August 17, 1953 in LaSalle, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Joseph J. and Phyllis A. (Koontz) Stachowicz.


Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, 1974. AS in Science, Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, 1975. Bachelor of science in nursing, Northern Illinois University, 1976.

MSN, University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, Texas Woman's University, 1992. Family Nurse Practitioner, University Texas Medical Branch, 1995.


Evening supervisor, Metropolitan General Hospital, San Antonio, 1978-1979; instructor, U. Iowa College Nursing, Iowa City, 1979-1981; program coordinator continuing education, Methodist Hospital, Houston, 1981-1989; associate professor, University Texas Health Science Center, Houston, since 1989.


  • NP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner), APRN, British Columbia (Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity).


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Critical Care Nursing: Clinical Management Through the Nursing Process, second edition. Editor-in-chief Internet Journal Advanced Practice Nursing. Contributor articles to professional journals and books.


Fellow American College Critical Care Medicine. Member AACN (past board directors, Excellence in Critical Care Education award 1995), ANA, American Academy Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurses Association (Nursing Celebration '95 honoree 1995), Society Critical Care Medicine (FCCS committee since 1998), Greater Houston Society Critical Care, Houston Area Nurse Practitioners, American Business Women's Association, National Organisation Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Sigma Theta Tau (Region 3 coordinator since 1997, Regional Dissertation award 1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: foreign travel, reading.


Married Robert M. Ruppert. Children: Sarah E., Michael R.

Joseph J. Stachowicz

Phyllis A. (Koontz) Stachowicz

Robert M. Ruppert

Sarah E. Ruppert

Michael R. Ruppert