Ruth Geide, RN, NP-C
334 Bentwood Rd. Piedmont, SC 29673

Current Employment

Clinical Instructor at Greenville Technical College ADN Program.

RN Experience

Registered Nursing Instructor 

2007- Present:   – Greenville Technical College,  Greenville, SC

  • Clinical Instructor for beginning and senior nursing students.
  • Clinical Instructor for students transitioning from LPN, EMT, and
      Respiratory Therapy to ADN program.
  • Lab and Simulation Instructor for various classes.

 2006-2011:  Triage Nurse at University Health Services, Greenville, SC

  • Responsible for assessing and treating outpatients of all ages for sports and accidental injuries. Collaborated with the MD in suturing and other treatments as required.
  • Responsible for identifying and interveining for outpatients with both chronic (DM, Asthma, HTN) and acute urgent (URI, GI, Orthopedic) illnesses by providing OTC and prescription medications from standing order protocols.
  • Responsible for providing post-op surgical and medical care as well as end of life care to in-house patients of all ages.
  • Provide Remicade infusions to outpatients.
  • Charge nurse on a rotating basis.
  • Teaching and orienting new nurses and nursing students to the health care team.

Licensed Practical Nursing Instructor

2005-2006  Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL

  • Lecturing on all aspects of the LPN curriculum.
  • Clinical instructor for all aspects of the LPN program.
  • Developed and taught the LPN review and NCLEX preparatory courses.


2002-2005  Academy for Practical Nursing, West Palm Beach, FL

  • Lecturing on all aspects of the LPN curriculum.
  • Clinical instructor for all aspects of the LPN program.
  • Chair of the media department and of the State accreditation project.
  • Employment counselor for new immigrants desiring a respectable career in health care.
  • Taught classes in the work-readiness program to ESL students.


Registered Nurse

2000-2002  Palm Beach Gardens Hospital, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

  • Responsible for patients in the Open Heart Recovery Unit; bridge to  transplant for the University of Miami Transplant Unit.
  • Responsible for high acuity patients with central lines, ventilated,and mediastinal chest tubes.
  • Responsible for performing hemodialysis, operating IABP, and Bi-VAD.
  • Performed charge nurse duties and staff scheduling on a rotating basis.

Registered Nurse

1996-2002  Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach, FL

  • Responsible for patients in ICU and CCU units.
  • Responsible for high acuity patients with central lines, ventilator dependent, and those with thoracic chest tubes.
  • Performed peritoneal dialysis.

1995-1996: Registered Nurse  Integrated Health Service, Haverhill, FL

  • Responsible for ventilated patients in the sub-acute unit.
  • Performed charge nurse and house supervisor duties for 200 bed facility.


Clemson University, Clemson, SC
MSN, Family Nurse Practioner 
Date of Graduation: 2011
Clinical Research Problem: To explore attributes of common resilience-based interventions and clinical implications related to those attributes.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Date of Graduation: 2008

Indian River Community College, Ft. Pierce, FL
Associates in Nursing
Date of Graduation:  1995

Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Date of Graduation:  1979


AwardsDirector’s Academic Achievement Award 2008 from Clemson University

Suma Cum Laude in 2008 and 2011 from Clemson University

Cum Laude in 1995 from Indian River Community College

President’s List for Academic Achievement in 1979 from Baptist Bible College


BLS Certification  American Heart Association

Certified Work Readiness Instructor

Current and clear South Carolina Registered Nursing License.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Interests and Publications

Founder and CEO of Life Work Academy, Inc.

2004- Present

  • Provide education, encouragement, and enthusiasm for professionals in nursing and education.
  • Continuing research and development of resilience based interventions for holistic nurse practitioners.
  • Authored a 135 page LPN review course book.
  • Developed and delivered 3 day review seminars for LPN NCLEX review.


Academic References:

Dr. Margaret Wetsel, PhD
Graduate Coordinator for College of Health, Education, and Human Development of Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Dr. Stephanie Davis, PhD
Associate Professor, Clemson University

Dr. Paula Watt, PhD
Interim Director, Joseph F. Sullivan Nursing and Wellness Center

Dr. Janet Craig, PhD
Associate Professor, Clemson University

Personal References:

Dr. Julie Hartman, PhD
Early Childhood Department Head of the School of Education at Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC

Deborah Pennington, BSN
Director of University Health Services, Greenville, SC

Vicki Peek
Chief Operations Officer of Find Great People, Inc., Greenville, SC

Elizabeth Carriger
Human Resources at Baptist Hospital, Easley, SC