Nurse Practitioner

Ruth Beckham, R.N., M.S.N., A.P.N.
Nurse Practitioner

Ruth Beckham is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in the state of Colorado. She received her Masters Degree in Nursing at Regis University in Denver, CO. Ruth plays an active role in care of the spine patient, which consists of examination, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and collaborates with the specialist to provide the patient with the best possible care. She is a strong patient advocate. Her role also consists of surgical assisting in the operating room. She also educates each patient and family member during the pre-surgical conference and provides discharge instructions for post-operative patients and family members.

Ruth enjoys traveling, skiing, kayaking, bicycling, scuba-diving, golfing, and spending time with her family.

Undergraduate Education
AAD in Nursing, Indiana University, Gary, IN, 1976
BSN, Regis University, Denver, CO, 1997

Nurse Practitioner Education
MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner Emphasis, Regis University, Denver, CO, 1999

Certifications
Certified Nurse Operating Room
Basic Life Support
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Family Nurse Practitioner Certification

Professional Organizations
Association of Operating Room Nurses
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
American Nurses Association
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners