University Profiles

Patricia Ruiz

Patricia M. Ruiz, D.N.P., A.P.N.

Director of Clinical Affiliations and Career Development

College of Nursing


Dr. Ruiz's goal is clinical excellence for all nursing students.

Much of Dr. Ruiz's clinical work as a nurse practitioner focused on meeting the health needs of college students at Seton Hall University, while simultaneously executing administrative responsibilities associated with clinical practice. Working with college students in this primary care setting offered an opportunity to interact with college students, and enter their environment in a way which is unique to a college setting. She has been privileged to participate in student sponsored activities and mentor these young adults who are becoming leaders in a variety of fields. This experience guides her in her current responsibilities of developing clinical affiliations and enhancing nursing career development.

The College of Nursing’s commitment to holistic, student-centered education resonates well with Dr. Ruiz's goal to combine service, innovative teaching, and scholarly practice. She is energized by the vibrant students and creative academic practices at the Seton Hall University College of Nursing.


  • D.N.P. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • M.S. Columbia University
  • Post-Master's Certificate Nursing Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. Fairfield University

Academic Distinctions

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Excellence Award for Outstanding Academic Performance, 2012.
  • College Health Excellence Award, NJ College Health Association, 2012. 
  • Abdol H. Islami, MD Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 2011.


Office Phone
(973) 761-9311


Office Location
Room 205-B
Caroline D. Schwartz College of Nursing Building


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