Rita Ferrari D’Aoust is an expert in nursing workforce demands, program development and research, interprofessional education, community service, and providing access to care for vulnerable populations.
Dr. D’Aoust has long made her mark where the business of education and health care intersect. She has led advances in innovative program development, curriculum and classroom technology to enhance the philosophy of education and a mastery of financial issues in higher education. Main focuses include nursing education, expanding practice opportunities for faculty and students, and improving curriculum to meet the changing demands of health care. She has a sustained history of grant funding and leadership positions.
Dr. D’Aoust advances state and national responses for nursing workforce challenges, and in particular, education and policy implications for nurse practitioners practice readiness and scope of practice.
JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Equity in Aging