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Jessica Ruiz, APRN, MSN, NEA-BC, FNP-C, Director of Strategic Projects

Jessica has worked in a variety of health care organizations and achieved successive promotions due to her work ethic, integrity, knowledge and responsibility. She has continuous devotion to community health across the lifespan and quality of care initiatives. In 2013 she was nationally certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced, by American Nurses Credentialing Center. She served on Texas TEAM, a state action coalition to promote the Future of Nursing Report from the Institute of Medicine. She also served as the Diversity Champion for Central Texas with the Texas Nurses Foundation APIN II Grant. Jessica was appointed to a Texas Board of Nursing Taskforce to study implications of the growth of nursing education programs in Texas and long term care nursing staffing.

Jessica received her Bachelors in Nursing degree in 2008 and Master’s in Nursing degree in 2011 from the UT Austin School of Nursing. She went back to receive her Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate and graduated in 2021 from The University of Texas at Arlington. She was the outstanding BSN graduate at the School of Nursing in 2008 and recipient of the Rising Star Alumni Award in 2015.

Outside of work you can find Jess in the stands and on the sidelines supporting her 3 boys.