Maria N. Ruud, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Child and Family Health Cooperative,

Maria N. Ruud

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-1460

Office Address:
6-124 Weaver Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Assistant Professor, Child and Family Health Cooperative

DNP, St. Catherine University

MS, University of California (Nursing - Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner)

BS, University of Minnesota School of Nursing (Nursing)


Awards & Recognition

The Daisy Foundation Daisy Award: Commitment to the Understanding of Social Determinants in Health, 2018

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitoiners
  • Minnesota Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses


Research Funding Grants

  • Investigator Status: PI
    Co-Investigator: Melissa Avery
    University of Minnesota Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy: Health History Skills Development for Interprofessional Learners in Trangender and Non-Binary Populations (August, 2019)


  • Ruud, M. Cultural Humility in the Care for LGBTQ Populations. (2018). Nursing for Women’s Health 22(3), 255-263 doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2018.03.009.
  • Saftner, M.A., & Ruud, M. (2018). Overview of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing. In Blair, K. A. Ed. Advanced Practice Nursing: Core concepts for professional role development
    (6th Edition). Springer Publishers.
  • Ruud, M. (2nd revision submitted). Health Needs of Lesbians, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Populations. In Pritham, U.A., & Schadewald, D. M. Eds. Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide (5th Edition). Pearson Publishers.
  • Duckett, L.J. and Ruud, M. Affirming language use when providing care for and writing about childbearing families who identify as LGBTQI+. (February 2019). Journal of Human Lactation


Board Certifications

Professional Certification

Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse