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RONDA LANDERS
Associate Professor of Nursing
Work Phone: (615) 547-1337
Location: McFarland Hall
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Degrees:
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
Bio:

Dr. Ronda Landers began at Cumberland University in Fall of 2011 and is the Online MSN Program Director in the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions. Within in the MSN program, she primarily teaches Nursing Theoretical Foundations, Nurse Educator Foundations, Professional Leadership Role Interprofessional Collaboration, and Curriculum Frameworks & Design. Prior to arriving at Cumberland University, Dr. 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 including in-patient physical rehab, home care, correctional institution nursing, healthcare insurance, and ambulatory surgery. She 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 and CARF.  Dr. Landers holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her graduate education includes a Master’s of Science in Nursing, specialty Nurse Educator, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, focused in Executive Leadership/Management. Publications include Implementation of a Faculty Peer Review Program (2015) and Three Hinges: The Door to Surgical Success (2015). She holds an unencumbered RN license and certifications specific to the nursing discipline.