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Alyson J. Breisch, MSN, FCN, RN

Alyson's Story

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Alyson J. Breisch, of Durham, N.C., graduated from Excelsior (then Regents) College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Since then, many have benefited from her Excelsior education as she uses competency-based education models to teach patients and students. Breisch is president/owner of Breisch Heath Education PLLC, which provides consultation and education in faith community nursing, health ministries, clinical advancement, and nursing leadership. She also advances nursing excellence through mentoring and active participation in local, regional, and national organizations. 

As an educator, Breisch has presented more than 700 lectures, courses, and workshops, including staff development, patient and family education, graduate-level nursing courses, and regional and national continuing education programs. She serves as director of practice and education on the national Health Ministries Association Board. Breisch also chaired the task force that worked with the American Nurses Association for the revision of the text, Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd edition, published in