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Doctoral Alum Published in Nursing Journal

Dr. Larider Ruffin, who earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)  from WilmU in 2016, was recently published in the Journal of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA).

His paper, Health Coaching Strategy to Improve Glycemic Control in African-American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: An Integrative Review,” appeared in the July issue of the journal.

An assistant professor of Nursing at Stockton University in Galloway Township, New Jersey, Dr. Ruffin says the study was “very near and dear” to his heart. “I truly believe that if we want to seriously address the diabetes global epidemic, we have to strategically approach glycemic control and acknowledge the fact that health coaching is among the most successful strategies to do so.”

A certified tobacco treatment specialist, he also presented at the NBNA’s 2017 convention in Las Vegas on “Innovation in Smoking Cessation.”

Dr. Ruffin is the New Jersey State Nurses Association chairperson for Atlantic and Cape Counties. WU

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