Ruth Ann Brintnall

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Title: Associate Professor / PhD, AOCN, CHPN, APRN-BC

Field of Study: Nursing

Office: 464 CHS

Phone: 616-331-3338

Fax: 616-331-2510



Ph.D. in Nursing, Rush University and Medical Center, Graduate College
Post-Masters Certificate, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Grand Valley State University
Masters Degree in Adult Nursing, Grand Valley State University
B.A. Aquinas College
Diploma in Nursing, Saginaw Genernal Hospital School of Nursing


Brintnall, R. (2009). Making the internet work for you. Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association Newsletter (GAPNA) invited article, June, 2009.

Honea, N., Brintnall, R., Given, B., Sherwood, P., Coloa, D. Somers, S., & Northouse, L. (2008). Nursing assessment and interventions to reduce family caregiver burden and strain. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12, 507-514.

Cumming, K., Brintnall, R., Dahlin, C., Hobbs, M., & Montana, B. (2007). Issues for the advance practice nurse in hospice and palliative care. In M.J. Perley & C. Dahlin (Eds.) Core Curriculum for Advanced Practice Nurses. Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association. Dubuque: IO: Kendall/Hunt.

Brintnall, R. (2006). Professional collaboration. In J. Nagelkerk’s Starting your practice: Survival guide for nurse practitioners. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders


Sigma Theta Tau: Family Experience with Healthcare Provider Communication in the 49 Hours before Death

American Cancer Society, Reducing Chemotoxic Stomatitic with a Self-care oral Hygiene Protocol