Suzanne Ruegg - APRN CNS

Suzanne Ruegg - APRN CNS

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My Areas of Practice

As an Advanced Practice Nurse I work in collaboration with a team of professionals to meet the needs of patients facing serious illness.  This area of practice puts the needs of the patient and their families at the center of care with meticulous attention to all aspects of an individual's life (mind-body-spirit).   Palliative Care requires a commitment as well as an ability to work together as a Team to help patients and families meet their unique goals of care. I find working closely not only with patients and their families as well as with other health care providers an extremely rewarding part of my role within the Palliative Care Team. 

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 2006

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Education & Certifications

Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse ( (ACHPN): National Board Certification of Hospice and Palliative Care (NBCHPN)
Palliative Care

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse- Board Certified (APRN-BC): American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Certified Healing Touch Practitioner (CHTP): Healing Touch International (HTI)

Practitioner of Healing Arts: Windemere School of Eastern Healing Arts
Massage Therapy/Acupressure
Windemere School of Eastern Healing Arts

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (currently enrolled): Augsburg College
Transcultural Nursing
Minneapolis, MN

Master of Science: Winona State University
Winona, MN

Master of Arts: Saint Mary's University
Human Development
Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor of Science: South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD

Research & Publications

I am interested in finding ways to improve health care delivery especially for individuals facing serious illness. 

Kamal, A.H., Swetz, K.M., Carey, E.C., Cheville, A.L., Liu, H., Ruegg, S.R., Moynihan, T.J.,.Sloan, J.A., Kaur, J.S.  Palliative care consultation in patients with cancer:  A Mayo Clinic 5-year review.  Journal of Oncology Practice January 2011 (7)1: 48-53.

Cutshall, S., Derscheid, D., Miers, A., Ruegg, S., Schroeder, B.J., Tucker, S., Wentworth, L. Knowledge attitudes and use of complimentary and alternative therapy among clinical nurse specialist in an academic medical center.  Clinical Nurse Specialist.  The Journal for Advanced Practice May/June 2010 24(3): 125-131. 

Professional Associations & Awards

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Public Policy Committee Membe


I enjoy spending time with my family and friends especially when it involves good conversation and food. 

I get a lot of enjoyment being out in nature for walks, jogging and cross country skiing in the winter