Nursing Faculty

Meet the Director

Kelly Crum was named Director of Maranatha's School of Nursing in February of 2009. She has been able to oversee both growth in enrollment and the implementation of more demanding academic credentials. Under her diligence, Marantha's nursing program received CCNE accreditation. Recent graduates have produced outstanding results on the NCLEX-RN examination, the faculty has expanded, and the "Hal" simulator family has been added to the program. Crum has also worked as a teacher, trainer, and administrator at the University of Phoenix and writes regularly for Elsevier Publishing.

Faculty spotlight

Susan Rasmussen

Mrs. Rasmussen has been a nurse for over 25 years and has experience in critical care, as well as education.  Her last job was as an education coordinator in corporate wellness for St. Joseph Medical Center of Kansas City, Missouri. She is married to Carl Rasmussen. They have two children: Megan and Evan. Mrs. Rasmussen enjoys hunting and fishing with her family. She also enjoys drinking coffee, doing crossword puzzles, and playing the French horn. Mrs. Rasmussen has been heavily involved with music ministry, both at her previous church, Tri-City Baptist in Independence, MO, and her current church, Calvary Baptist in Watertown, WI. “I am burdened to teach the next generation about nursing from a biblical perspective.”  She says we need more godly nurses to be leaders in healthcare here and around the world.