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Ronda Landers

Associate Professor of Nursing, Online MSN Director

Ronda Landers

Associate Professor of Nursing, Online MSN Director


A.D.N., Stanley Community College

B.S.N., Chamberlain College of Nursing

M.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University

D.N.P., Capella University


Ronda Landers was in nursing practice for 28 years; she held positions in acute care settings including ED, Med-Surg, Surgical, ICU, and PACU, and sub- acute care settings which included in-patient physical rehab, home care, correctional institution nursing, healthcare insurance, and ambulatory surgery.  Ronda spent 15 years of nursing practice in management positions that included: Chief Nursing Officer, Unit Manager, House Supervisor, and Clinical Supervisor.  Her roles and responsibilities included CQI, risk management, infection control, employee health, peer review development, policy & procedure development, state reporting, state survey readiness, development of medical forms including electronic forms, and preparation for facility special accreditations such as AAAHC, CARF, ACEN, and CCNE.  In 2011, Ronda began teaching full-time for Cumberland University Jeanette C Rudy School of Nursing.  

Favorite quote,

 To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived.  This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson  

Honors & Awards:   

Magna cum Ladue: Chamberlain School of Nursing (BSN)

Cum Lade: MTSU (MSN)

Summa cum Laude: Capella University (DNP)

Member of National League for Nursing (2015)

Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honors Society (2011)

Best Business Woman’s Award (2002)

President of Nursing Class 1988 (Stanly Community College)



Implementation of a Faculty Peer Review Program (2015)

Three Hinges: The Door to Surgical Success (2015)