Ashley J. Rusch
Vice President, Nurses Alumni Organization
Ashley J. Rusch is a Nurse Specialist for the Inpatient and Outpatient Adult Intraoperative areas at University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Before serving in her current role, which she began in June of 2017, Ashley worked as a Nursing Education Coordinator (NEC) for the Inpatient and Outpatient Adult Intraoperative areas at University Hospital from June 2015 – June 2017. Prior to her NEC role, she worked as a cardiothoracic, heart and lung transplant perioperative registered nurse at University Hospital from June 2009 – June 2015. Graduating from the UW–Madison School of Nursing, Ashley received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS) with Honors in May of 2009. Ashley serves on multiple committees at the hospital. She joined the Nurses Alumni Organization (NAO) in May of 2013 and is enthusiastic about connecting nursing alumni and students. She currently serves as the NAO Vice President. Her interests include Badger sporting events, running, dancing, volunteering with the Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin, and keeping up-to-date on current nursing practice through her membership with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).