Naomi Thomas is New Dean of Nursing, Health Sciences, and Wellness
Dr. Naomi Thomas will be joining Minneapolis College as Dean of Nursing, Health Sciences, and Wellness. Thomas’ first day at the College will be Wednesday, August 2.
Thomas has worked in healthcare leadership for more than 26 years in several capacities: educator, Administrative Nursing Supervisor, Patient Care Nurse Manager, Operations Manager, and Director of Clinical Operations. Her clinical experience consists of ICU, ED, Rapid Response, surgical services, and community health care.
Thomas holds a B.A. in Psychology, a Post-baccalaureate degree in Nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Health Innovation and Leadership, all from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. In addition, Thomas has a certificate in Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management, and a master-level certificate in Healthcare Design and Innovation from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Currently, Thomas is the Associate Dean of Nursing/Associate Nurse Administrator at Rasmussen University in Bloomington.
Outside of work, Thomas enjoys spending time with her family traveling, golfing, fishing, and hiking.
Thomas replaces Traci Krause, who left the College to serve as Chancellor of the St. John’s College of Nursing in Illinois.