Dr. Ruth Ann Jones, EdD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. She is a 43 year veteran of the regional health care network’s nursing team and administration. She served for three years as director, Acute Care and Emergency Services for UM Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester and Easton and UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. In that capacity, she oversaw nursing care for more than 70,000 patients treated each year. Prior to this she served as the Director of Acute Care for Shore Health System for 8 years.
Jones graduated from Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing in 1974. Her educational credentials include a bachelor’s in nursing from Wesley College, a master’s in nursing from Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in education focusing on Innovation and Leadership from Wilmington University. Jones earned her Nurse Executive, Advanced certification (NEA-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2006. She completed post-graduate training at Johns Hopkins’ Nursing Case Management Academy, the Advisory Board’s Center for Frontline Nursing Leadership and Villanova University’s Leadership Program.
Dr. Jones is a member of the advisory boards for Chesapeake College School of Nursing and the Salisbury University School of Nursing, the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Health Information and Management System Society and the Health Care Education Association. She also has presented and lectured widely at nursing conferences and other events.
Ruth Ann Jones' Impact on Chesapeake College
“Ruth Ann continuously supports health professions student learning in the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health network by encouraging the use of the clinical facilities, establishing a student friendly environment, promoting staff communication with our students, and sharing policies and trends. She is a wonderful advocate for Chesapeake College and our health professions programs.” – Crystel Farina, Chesapeake College Director of Simulation for Health Professions