Press Release

Rasmussen College Names Its New Dean Of Nursing

Ocala Campus Congratulates Industry Veteran Karen Guty on Recent Promotion

January 25, 2011

Erin Werthman
Media: (866) 257-8253
Mobile: 413-636-6758

OCALA, Fla., (Jan. 25, 2011) – Rasmussen College has named Karen Guty dean of nursing at its Ocala, FL college campus. Guty brings more than 25 years of nursing experience to her new position, including strong leadership skills developed through senior-level experience as vice president of patient care services at The Villages Regional Hospital in Florida and Uniontown Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Prior to being named dean of nursing, Guty served as a Rasmussen College adjunct faculty member, teaching classes through the School of Allied Health and eventually expanding her role to that of a full-time instructor for the School of Nursing. In her new role she will report to Rasmussen College Regional Dean of Nursing Juli Daniels.

“Karen demonstrates a strong passion for nursing, focusing especially on the impact nurses have on the lives of their patients, and we warmly welcome her into her new position,” Rasmussen College Ocala Campus Director Pete Beasley said. “She will complement our growing School of Nursing, which boasts a strong group of passionate faculty dedicated to guiding students to the rewarding nursing profession and sending the most skilled and qualified professionals into local health care settings.”

Guty graduated from the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing and holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with Public School Nursing Certificate from California University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Science in Nursing with Basic Business Certificate from the School of Nursing and School of Business at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Rasmussen College in Ocala currently offers an Associate’s in Professional Nursing degree program and an RN to BSN online program, which is also available online. For more information about Rasmussen College, visit

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

Download Press Release

Receive Personalized Information Today
  • Personalized financial aid
  • Customized support services
  • Detailed program plan
  • Attend a no-obiligation Nursing Information Session
  • Meet the Dean of Nursing
  • Enrollment application
  • Personalized financial aid
  • Career path guidance
How may we contact you?

Please complete all fields

What would you like to study?

The program you have selected is not available in your area. Please select another program of interest.

By requesting information, I authorize Rasmussen College to contact me by email, phone or text message at the number provided. There is no obligation to enroll.