Title: Retired School Nurse, Writer, Producer, Playwright
Company: Peter Clark M.D.
Location: Ashland, Oregon, United States
Ruth Wire, Retired First Aid Nurse at Renaissance Pleasure Faire, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in playwriting.
Initially, Ms. Wire had little interest in becoming a nurse, having wanted to attend a school for liberal arts instead. However, the local nursing program was affordable at the time, which led her to earn a degree in nursing from Bishop Johnson College of Nursing in 1953. Upon becoming a registered nurse, she began her career as a surgical nurse for the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles, for year, later progressing to a float nurse between 1964 and 1970. Whilst working this appointment, she also served as first aid nurse for the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Following her departure from the hospital, she served a private duty nurse for three years, before joining the Los Angeles Board of Education as a school from 1972 to 1973.
Upon the completion of a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the California State University in 1973, Ms. Wire accepted the position of a medical and surgical nurse at Ashland Community Hospital in Oregon, between 1975 and 1980. During this time, she also made strides towards her passion in the arts and completed coursework in theater at Southern Oregon State College between 1979 and 1980. While working as an office nurse for Peter Clark M.D. in Ashland during 1980, she also lead the HayWire Writer’s Workshop. Moreover, she concluded her time as an office nurse in 1989 and continued leading the workshop until 2005. A successful artist, some creative works to her credit include producing “Studio X,” “New Playwrights Theatre,” “A Modern Woman,” and “Democrats in Action.” She is also most proud of a novel that she is working on that is dear to her heart, which is a fictional chronicle about her younger years. For her achievements in the field, Ms. Wire has been the recipient of numerous accolades including the Bultman Award and a 1st Place Award from the Mad Poets Competition in 2001.
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