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RNPA Intensive - Learning Experience

“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA

“The way of the future of absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA

“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA

“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA!  If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you!  Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long

“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course!  It is truly intensive but so worth it!  I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can.  All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” —  Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor,

Ruth Rinehart, RN, iRNPA
RN Patient Advocates of Tampa Bay, LLC
16633 Caracara Ct
Spring Hill



About Me

Throughout my many years of nursing, I have developed a passion for patient education and advocacy.   Patient Advocacy and patient education is key to having optimal outcomes in the health care system.  This led me to case management for many years.  I realized that I could achieve better outcomes for my patients by becoming an iRNPA, which I did 5 years ago.  

Personal Statement

I want to empower my patients, through education and support, to attain their personal health goals.

Services Provided

Services Offered




Research illness and treatment option based on a Functional Medicine Model and Integrative Medicine. Personal skill set in dealing with Primary Immune Deficiency and co-morbidities.  


Collaborate with your healthcare team to coordinate your care.  

Empower patients to make healthcare decisions based on their beliefs and values.  


Primary Immune Deficiency (Common Variable Immune Deficiency)-Personal experience with the disease and treatment.

Chronic Fatigue/Myalgic Encephalitis (SEID)


Autoimmune Diseases

Previous Experiences

Legal Nurse Consultant Certified

Certified Case Management

Certified Disability Management Specialist

Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist

Florida RN License:  1253362


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RN Patient Advocates, PLC

3400 West Goret Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 520-743-7008
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