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Ruth Engbers, BSN, RN

  • Clinical Instructor

Since becoming a registered nurse in 2005, I have worked in inpatient and outpatient oncology settings, home hospice, and home health.  I am currently working towards my PhD in nursing at Marquette University.  My dissertation focus is on how views of suffering and positive thinking relate to compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction in nursing students.


BSN Calvin University, 2005

Intellectual Contributions

Engbers, R. A. (2020). Students’ perceptions of interventions designed to foster empathy: An integrative review. Nurse Education Today86.

Engbers, R. A. (2019). Informal caregivers’ perceptions of needs from hospice providers: An integrative review. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine36(12), 1114–1123.

Zandee, G., Bossenbroek, D., Friesen, M., Blech, K., & Engbers, R. (2010). Effectiveness of community health worker/nursing student teams as a strategy for public health nursing education. Public Health Nursing27(3), 277–284.