Rasmussen College Appoints Senior Vice President Of Nursing

Rasmussen College announced today that experienced educator, healthcare consultant, and entrepreneur Dr. Florence Richman, Ph.D., was named Senior Vice President of Nursing at Rasmussen College – School of Nursing. In this role, she Richman will oversee the ongoing development and implementation of the growing practical and professional nursing programs at its 22 regional  campus locations, as well as its unique  RN to BSN online program.

With more than two decades of experience in healthcare management and education, Richman comes to Rasmussen College from Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) where she served as Special Assistant to the President for Academic Growth in Allied Health and Nursing, and Dean of Nursing. Prior to her work at NVCC, Richman served as the College Campus Chair for Graduate Business and Management Programs at the University of Phoenix. Richman has owned and operated three successful corporations, including Health Careers Institute that provided credentialed, post-secondary instruction for LPNs, CNAs, massage therapists, home health aides and other paraprofessionals, and Community Health Professionals Inc., a $4.5 million startup that provided full-range private in-home healthcare and consulting services for nearly a decade before it was acquired by In Home Health (later acquired by Manor Care Health).

As a highly regarded national leader in healthcare education, Richman originated the first for-profit national testing program for home health aides. She received the Preceptor Award from the Catholic University of America and the Excellence in Education Award from the State of Virginia. She has been a featured presenter at numerous national conferences on nursing, education and workforce development and has been published in several trade publications.

Richman earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from American University, a Master’s degree in Nursing with a Minor in Home Health Administration from Catholic University and a Master’s degree in business with a Minor in Entrepreneurship from Averett University. She received a Doctoral degree in Applied Management and Decision Sciences with focus in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University.

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