Debby Rastinehad

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Deborah Rastinehad joined Walden University in 2013 and currently serves as the Director of Field Education Initiatives and Community Relations in the School of Nursing. For decades, she has dedicated her career to nursing academia. As an educator and administrator for online and brick-and-mortar nursing programs, Dr. Rastinehad developed curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in nursing education, leadership, and informatics. Rastinehad’s subspecialty includes acute and chronic wound care management and ostomy care. For several years, she served as the USA delegate for the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists and member of their editorial board. Rastinehad also served as an accreditation board member of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Society. Rastinehad’s scholarly contributions include numerous articles and presentations. She is a past recipient of the Manuscript of the Year award for her article on Pressure Ulcer Pain. Dr. Rastinehad is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and serves as a nurse planner and member of the education committee for the SSTI Phi Nu Chapter at Walden University.

Public Service

Walk for MS, Volunteer - Saratoga Springs

Awards / Honors

Research Manuscript Award, JWOCN, 2007


Purnell, L., Rastinehad, D., Nettleton, B. (2012). Getting started with web-based learning in nursing . The Essentials

Rastinehad, D. (2010). Treatment options for incontinence. Journal World Council of Enterostomal Therapists


Rastinehad, D. A. (2005). Integration of Software Technology in Informatics Nursing Curriculum. Canidian Nurses Informatics Association