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Randolph Rasch

MSN 1979 - Distinguished Alumna and Faculty



Recognized for his role as part of the team which developed a system of health care services in the Tennessee Department of Correction. He served as one of the first nurse practitioners in the system and was the first state-wide Director of Nursing Services in the department. He led the development of a Quality Assurance Program, a major factor in the release from Federal Court Supervision of the health services division state correctional system. Rasch was the first African American family nurse practitioner to hold the masters degree. He was the first African American male public health nurse in the state of Michigan as well as the first to hold the Ph.D. in nursing. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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