Rosanne Raso, BS in Nursing, 1981

Rosanne Raso’s career as a nurse leader has apexed in the past few years as a result of the following professional accomplishments: fellowships in the American Academy of Nursing and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, her doctorate (DNP) from Case Western Reserve University, multiple publications of her ongoing leadership science research, bringing her current organization to its initial Magnet designation for nursing excellence, and being editor in chief of Nursing Management journal.

She attributes much of this to Excelsior: “None of this would be possible without my foundational bachelor’s in nursing from Excelsior (then the Regents External Degree Program—“online” was not invented yet).”