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Rasmussen College Dean Of Nursing Selected To Receive The Wisconsin Nurses Association's 2010 Service To WNA Award

Green Bay Campus Faculty Member Beth Marquez Recognized for her Contributions to the Professional Association for Nurses in Wisconsin

October 4, 2010

GREEN BAY, Wis., (October 4, 2010) – Rasmussen College Green Bay, Wis., campus Dean of Nursing Beth Marquez has been selected as a 2010 recipient of the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) Service to WNA Award. Marquez will be recognized along with the members of the Continuing Education Approval Program (CEAP) committee for their  contributions and involvement as active members of WNA at an awards recognition dinner at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center in Madison, Wis., on Friday, October 8.

Established in 1976, the WNA Service Awards are presented on a biennial basis to recognize registered nurses and individuals who have made significant contributions to health or nursing care. Marquez, along with the other recipients of this year’s award, will be recognized for her ongoing professionalism, dedication, and commitment to nursing. The Service to WNA Award category recognizes someone who exhibits outstanding participation in WNA through elected office and committee involvement.

“It has been a distinct honor and privilege to support the Wisconsin Nurses Association through my work on the CEAP committee, and I see this award as an opportunity to give back to a profession that has given me so much over the last 30 years,” said Marquez. “Through my commitment and involvement in organizations such as WNA, I am able to help integrate the issues and topics at the forefront of the nursing industry into the Rasmussen College nursing school.”

With a broad range of nursing experience and clients served across the lifespan, Marquez has demonstrated a strong history of leadership in the nursing field. In addition to her role as Dean of Nursing at Rasmussen College in Green Bay, she currently serves WNA on its Online Education Advisory Council. Marquez was also recently elected to join the Board of Directors for the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN), an organization founded to protect the future of Associate Degree nursing.  

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