Rasmussen College Welcomes Debra Albert To Academic Council

Albert brings a wealth of healthcare industry knowledge and perspective to the College advisory council

MINNEAPOLIS (December 23, 2014)–Rasmussen College is pleased to welcome Debra Albert to its Academic Council. The Council, which advises the College on academic matters both within and outside the College as well as issues and trends in higher education, is made up of college and university leaders from across the country. Albert joins the Council from the University of Chicago Medicine where she currently serves as the senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer. Her responsibilities include overseeing the philosophy, policies and procedures of the Patient Care Services department, as well as evaluating and continuously improving patient care in support of the mission and vision of the medical center. Prior to the University of Chicago, Albert served as the chief nursing officer at MacNeal Hospital, a full-service community hospital located in the Chicago area.

“As we continue to grow the School of Nursing at Rasmussen College, it is important we have a national leader on our Academic Council; one that understands both the ever-changing nursing field and higher education landscape,” said Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen, chief academic officer and incoming president at Rasmussen College. “Rasmussen College is both privileged and honored to have someone with Albert’s experience, knowledge and distinguished reputation advising the College, and we look forward to working with her.”

Debra Albert started her nursing career in 1986 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She served in various leadership roles with the medical center until her departure in 2010. Albert became Board Certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced in 2006. She has a Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in nursing from the University of Akron. She also has a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.

“I am honored to be selected to join such an impressive group of higher education leaders who are committed to improving access to higher education through innovation and technology,” Albert said. “I look forward to working with members of Rasmussen College by bringing my nursing knowledge and expertise to help its School of Nursing make a bigger impact on the ever-changing and growing healthcare field.”

Rasmussen College Offers Practical and Professional Diploma, Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree Options

Rasmussen College offers a Practical Nursing Diploma for those looking to start a nursing career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program helps students gain the skills and knowledge needed to confidently earn their licensure and become a registered nurse (RN). Rasmussen College also offers a Professional Nursing Associate’s degree Mobility Bridge Entrance Option that can help LPNs advance their career and become a RN. In addition, the College offers a fully online and accredited Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree program. To learn more about the Rasmussen College School of Nursing, please visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/.


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