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Kristine Ruggiero

Associate Professor of Nursing

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Office: Marian Hall, Room 229
Office Hours: By appointment


She received a BS in Biology from Fairfield University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Yale University. Working as a PNP, after her oldest son was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD), Dr. Ruggiero was inspired to obtain her PhD in nursing and health policy in order to advance the science on improving/optimizing care for children, specifically examining parents’ perceptions of their child’s health/ healthcare as parents are often the drivers/utilizers of child health care.


Dr. Kristine Ruggiero is an Associate Professor at Emmanuel College where she teaches in the BSN program, and a clinician and nurse scientist in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Recent Publications

Dr. Ruggiero along with her husband, a PA, have authored a very popular handbook for Pediatric Primary Care and more recently Dr. Ruggiero wrote a pediatric nursing textbook, Maternal Child Nursing Care 3rd edition, FA Davis.

She is actively involved in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the Pediatric Nurse Scientist Collaborative and the American Academy of the Ambulatory Care Nursing for which she serves as part of the ambulatory care Lippincott Procedures Team, writing evidence-based practice information used in hospitals and other healthcare institutions.

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