Dr. Randolph Rasch is the 9th Dean of the College of Nursing. Dean Rasch has over twenty-five years of experience teaching in BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD programs in nursing. He is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and a distinguished scholar in the National Academies of Practice.
Rasch is a trailblazer with many firsts: • First African-American male to graduate in the nursing program at Andrews University • First African-American male to earn a master’s in the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration • First African-American male to earn a PhD in nursing • First African-American male public health nurse in the State of Michigan • First African-American male to be appointed as Michigan State University College of Nursing Dean
He has published and presented in the areas of primary care, HIV risk reduction, and diversity in healthcare education and clinical practice. His research efforts and expertise have been in the areas of primary care and community health; specifically analyzing the roles, functions, and appropriate skill mix for all levels of the profession.
He is passionate about addressing the looming nursing shortage by inspiring student success and encouraging nurses to pursue graduate education.
He previously served as visiting professor and interim chair of the Department of Nursing at North Carolina Central University-Durham; professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and chair of the Department of Community Practice Nursing in the School of Nursing at UNCG from 2010-2014.