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Ruth Woroch, DNP, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Family Nurse Practitioner

Department of Population Health Nursing Science


Building & Room:

NURS 946


845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone:



Dr. Woroch is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of  Population Health Nursing Science.  Dr. Woroch's practice scholarship focuses on interprofessional education and simulation in advanced practice registered nursing curriculum.

Dr. Woroch maintains an active clinical practice at a federally qualified health center in Chicago.  She provides primary care to those with severe mental illness in an integrated behavioral/primary care setting.

Selected Publications

Woroch, R., Alvarez, D., Yingling, C., Taylor Handrup, C. (2018) Family nurse practitioner/psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner collaboration in drug-seeking telephone triage simulation in advanced practice registered nurse curriculum. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 18, 14-19.

Woroch, R., Sefton, M., Yingling, C. (2020). Using simulation to prepare for clinicals in front-loaded FNP curricula. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 39, 45-50.


Woroch, R., Bockwoldt, D., (2021). The growing need to provide training in clinical procedures in family nurse practitioner educational programs. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 33 (5), 353-358. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000430.




Woroch, R., McNamara, M. (2021). Intimate partner violence standardized patient simulation for nurse practitioner students. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.


Professional Memberships

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing