Patricia, Ruth Messmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Consultant for Nursing Education & Research Benjamín León School of Nursing, Miami Dade College, Miami,

About Patricia Ruth Messmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Patricia, Ruth Messmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN Consultant for Nursing Education & Research  Benjamín León School of Nursing, Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida has a diploma from Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, BSN and a PhD from University of Pittsburgh; MSN and a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Her former positions included: Director of Nursing Research at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Miami Children’s Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center/Miami Heart Institute, Director of Nursing Education and Research at Tampa General Hospital as well as a nursing professor at Pennsylvania University, University of Cincinnati, Villa Marie College/Gannon University and Edinboro University of PA. Adjunct doctoral faculty at University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Dr, Messmer, a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (1999-present), ANA Awards Committee (2020-2023) ANA Nominating Committee chair 2013-2014; member (2010-2014); ANA-PAC Board & Trustee Chair (2017-2021) Trustee & Secretary (2007-2011); ANA-PAC Leadership Society (2013- present); past Chair; American Nurses Foundation (Treasurer 2006-2011); American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Mentor (2006-2011) Magnet Appraiser (2001-2011).  Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) International Examination Committee (2015-present); King International Group Lifetime member (2012 Historian; Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) (1993-present) Honorary member advisor (2011- present) Florida Nurses Foundation President (2012-2018; 2005-2007); Treasurer (2019-2022); Chair of the Nurses Charitable Trust (only US nurse philanthropic group); Pat was inducted into ANA Hall of Fame; 2009 ANA Jessie Scott Award, 2004 ANCC Certified Nurse Award, 2002 SNRS Leadership in Research, 2001 STTI Marie Hippenstead Lingemen Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice and inducted into 2012 Florida Nurses Association (FNA) Hall of Fame. Pat serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing (JCEN), National Black Nurses Association Journal and Nursing Research in the Philippine Journal and a manuscript reviewer for STTI Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Pediatric Nurses and Rehabilitation Nursing and BMC Nursing. Pat published with Marie Etienne & colleagues (2021) RN students caring for migrants/families in Immokalee, Fl  & (2016) Outcomes of an Immersion Project in the Dominican Republic Bateyes  both in National Black Nurses Association Journal  & (2012) MDC Faculty Support Nursing Faculty Colleagues in Haiti in NEP; Pat published with Y Raru (2015) “Treatment of Sigmoid Volvulus by Deflation versus Surgery in Surgery: Current  Research  Y Raru Nursing Care of Patients with Sigmoid Volvulus in Gondar, Ethiopia Journal of Nursing Care online journal Pat published with J Walsh (2018) Bedside Shift Reporting & R Orta & colleagues (2016) “Knowledge & competency of evidence practice of nursing faculty both in JCEN  Pat published with M Zalon (2014) American Nurses Foundation Scholars (1955-2012): Stepping Stones to a Nursing Research Career’; Pat collaborated with N Hernandez-Pupo (in press ) Foreign-educated physicians: critical factors  attitudes, beliefs, perceptions entering nursing Pat co-edited PS Jamerson & E Graf  (2014) Inpatient falls in freestanding Children’s Hospitals in Pediatric Nursing “Enhancing Nurse Physician Relationships using Human Patient Simulation”, A Case-Control Study of Pediatric Falls using Electronic Medical Records”; “Protecting Children by Preventing Falls”. Pat co-authored with colleagues “Pediatric Nurses Perceived Value of National Certification”, “Support Program for New Graduates”; “Humpty Dumpty Falls Scale”; “Pediatric Inpatient Falls in Freestanding Children’s Hospitals”; “Unaccompanied Hospitalized Children: Nurses Search for Understanding”; “Racial Differences in Women’s Prodromal and Acute Symptoms of Myocardial Infarction”; “Case for Specialized Transport Teams”; “Hispanic Parent’s Perspective on Early PACU Visitation”; “Mary Grant Seacole; 1st Nurse Practitioner” and with C Ardalen Private Duty Nurse Undine Sams: Passion, Power and Political Action.

Upcoming Conferences

Nursing Leadership: Empower, Engage, Excel 2024
Nursing Leadership: Empower, Engage, Excel 2024
Theme: The Journey Into the Future of Nursing
Los Angeles, USA
April 22-23, 2024


Prof. Dr. Anouar Alami
Prof. Dr. Anouar Alami
Professor, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Moroco.
Prof. Dr. Leticia M. Estevinho
Prof. Dr. Leticia M. Estevinho
Braganca, Portugal
Professor, Dept. of Biology & Biotechnology, School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (ESA-IPB), Portugal.
Nirbhay Kumar, Ph.D.
Nirbhay Kumar, Ph.D.
Washington DC, USA
Professor, Dept. of Global Health, The Milken Institute School of Public Health, USA.
Prof. Istvan Toth
Prof. Istvan Toth
Brisbane, Australia
Chair in Biological Chemistry & Professor of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland (UQ)
Robyn Nelson, PhD, MS, RN
Robyn Nelson, PhD, MS, RN
California, USA
Emeritus Professor, CSU Sacramento, USA
Dr. Oara Neumann
Dr. Oara Neumann
Texas, USA
Research Scientist at Rice University, Texas, USA
Dr. CecIle Jugroot
Dr. Cecile Malardier-Jugroot
Ontario, Canada
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and VP Research, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario
Dr Clare Hoskins
Dr Clare Hoskins
United Kingdom
Reader at University of Strathclyde, UK
Samer Hussein, Ph.D.
Samer Hussein, Ph.D.
Québec, Canada
Professeur adjoint, Département de Biologie Moléculaire, Biochimie Médicale et Pathologie
Donald Davidoff
Dr. Donald Davidoff, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts, United States
Chief, Department of Neuropsychology at McLean Hospital, Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School
Dr. Jean-Yves Masson
Dr. Jean-Yves Masson
Quebec, Canada
Full Professor, Université Laval
Dr. Donna Hedges
Donna Hedges, PhD, MSN, MBA, CNE
Texas, USA
Assistant Dean, Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio, Texas
Adele Webb, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN
Executive Dean of Healthcare Initiatives at Capella University
Dr. Oliver J. Morgan, Professor Scranton, PA , Counseling & Human Services University of Scranton
Oliver J. Morgan, Ph.D., LMFT, MAC
Professor Scranton, PA , Counseling & Human Services University of Scranton
Dr. Hank Hill
Hank C. Hill, MD, Surgical Oncology
Florida, USA
Fellowship-Trained Surgical Oncologist Board Certified General Surgeon
Prof.Dr. Fusun Terzioglu (RN, Msc, PhD) Atilim University
Ankara Province, Turkey
Dean of Faculty of Health Science, Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Subbaya Subramanian
Dr. Subbaya Subramanian
St. Paul, USA
Professor, Department of Surgery University of Minnesota Medical School
Hilal Arnouk
Hilal Arnouk, MD, PhD
Chicago, USA
Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology at Midwestern University
Reezena H. Malaska
Dr. Reezena H. Malaska, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN
Florida, USA
Critical Care Educator/Clinical Instructor/Professor
Dr. Myron Szewczuk
Myron R. Szewczuk, Ph.D.
Ontario, Canada
Professor of Immunology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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