Dr. Smith-Vest is the Senior Dean for the School of Nursing at Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation. Dr. Smith-Vest assists in the operation of the College’s nursing programs in six (6) states offering Master’s, Baccalaureate, Associate, and Practical nursing programs. Prior to joining Rasmussen College, she served as Associate Director at the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Dr. Smith-Vest also served as director of Systematic Evaluation and Quality Improvement at Ivy Tech Community College and as Dean of the School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College. Dr. Smith-Vest holds an earned Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees from the University of Southern Indiana. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University.