In Memoriam: Pamela Kathleen Rutar, 1959-2018

Pamela K. Rutar, associate professor of nursing and associate dean of research and collaborative partnerships for the School of Nursing at Cleveland State University in Ohio, died on May 22 at her home in Amherst, Ohio, after a brief illness. She was 59 years old.

Dr. Rutar taught classes in maternal newborn nursing, nursing leadership and management, and graduate courses in nursing education. She joined the faculty at Cleveland State University in 2009. Previously, Dr. Rutar served as a faculty member at the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing in Sandusky, Ohio, as Utilization Management Coordinator at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and as Director of Women’s and Children’s Health at St. John Westshore Hospital in Westlake, Ohio.

Dr. Rutar held a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Akron in Ohio. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from Kent State University in Ohio, and an educational doctorate from Ashland University.


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