Ruth Ann is excited to join the SIUC Nurse Aide Testing team. She has been a Registered Nurse for 17 years, with experience in long-term care and home health nursing. Ruth Ann has been teaching in a Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (BNATP) for the past 15 years. She holds a Master’s in Education with Secondary and Administrative Certificates. Her role as Education Coordinator is to create educational programs and continuing education for instructors of BNATPs throughout the central and Northern regions of Illinois. In this role, she will collaborate with Illinois Department of Public Health to provide educational support when conducting on-site monitoring evaluations of BNATPs.