Marlene Ruiz, RN, BSN, MA
Marlene Ruiz has been the Director of Education and Consulting Services at Kaiser Permanente San Diego since 1967. She has supported nursing education in San Diego County for the past forty-nine years through many activities.
She has taught and/or been a guest speaker at almost every campus in the San Diego area.
She is either on the advisory board at the nursing schools or places a representative from her department to respond to the schools request for service input to their curriculum.
She co-authored the very productive San Diego Nursing Consortium for coordinated clinical placement for nursing students in 1996.
She initiated a program to support nursing students on clinical rotation by having Kaiser Permanente Nurses prepared to work as clinical instructors since 2004.
She is a member of the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program Advisory Board
She assisted in the promotion of the statewide transition from the Community College System to the CSU System for BSN completion.
She has initiated company and personal scholarships at SDSU for nursing students and guardian scholars .
She is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the Hispanic Nurses Association and the MANA de San Diego Association.
She serves as member of the East County Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.
Since 2012 she travels with health care students for trans cultural experiences in other developing countries.
She was awarded the SDSU Monty in 2003
She served 6 years on the SDSU Alumni Board and two years on the Alumni Executive Council.
She is the mother of son Joe and daughter Rebecca, has 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Pictures available on request.