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Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN, has been a nurse for 25 years. She has spent the majority of her career working in intensive care units at various hospitals across the country. Although she loves teaching patients and caring for patients at the bedside, she found that she could directly improve the quality of care of many patients through nursing education. Teaching future nurses and future nurse educators is her passion. To this end, she obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2008 and began a full-time teaching position at a private university shortly thereafter.
Tarantine has presented research nationally and internationally on the use of simulation in health care provider education, and its effect on quality of care.
Tarantine is also passionate about the care of elders. Navigating the health care system for her mother was a wakeup call. She was disillusioned with the present care of elders and vowed to help those that couldn’t help themselves. Tarantine started Eldercare Navigators, LLC, with her attorney brother, Richard. Together, they assist elders or chronically ill individuals to navigate the complex health and legal maze. Ironically, they both found that their professions complement each other in the elder community. While elders may face a myriad of medical decisions, they also need legal guidance to protect their assets and plan for the future.
Eldercare Navigators, LLC offers individual customized health and legal navigation services, and works with employers to provide elder care benefits to their employees who may be caring for aging parents.