Randolph F. R. Rasch
PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Professor and Chair, Community Practice Nursing
Office: 318 Moore Building
- University of Texas at Austin : Doctor of Philosophy - Nursing
- Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (Nashville, TN) :
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
- Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI) : Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Dr. Randolph Rasch is chair of the Department of Community Practice in the School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has been the Director/Coordinator of two well-known family nurse practitioner (FNP) programs. Dr. Rasch has over twenty-five years of experience teaching in BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs in nursing. He has published and presented in the areas of primary care, HIV risk reduction, and diversity in health care education and clinical practice.
Dr Rasch was the first State-wide Director of Nursing Services/Programs Director in the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), where he provided leadership and direction for nursing services and assisted the Director of Health Services with the overall development, management, and operation of Health Services in the TDOC. As part of a three-member management team, Dr. Rasch was responsible for designing and implementing a system of health care for the TDOC and as Programs Director, leading the development and facilitating the implementation of the Quality Assurance Program for Health Services in the TDOC.
Dr. Rasch has consulted on a multitude of projects including analysis of nursing productivity and workload, and process improvement. Notably, his expertise is in the area of primary care and community health, particularly the roles, functions and appropriate skill mix for all levels of nursing, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses/nurse practitioners and cultural diversity in healthcare services.
Dr. Rasch�s clinical experiences include registered nurse on a surgical unit and public health nursing. As a FNP, he has provided care in a prison system; ; a corporate health care center; and a nurse managed clinic recognized as a clinical agency by the NC Board of Nursing.
A Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a Distinguished Scholar in the National Academies of Practice, Dr. Rasch holds the distinction of being the first African American male graduate of the nursing program at Andrews University and the first African American male masters prepared FNP (a graduate of the FNP program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing). He is the first African American male to hold a PhD in nursing and was the first African American Male public health nurse in the State of Michigan. He is also a Distinguished Scholar in the National Academies of Practice.