CalSouthern Faculty Mentors

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are talented, highly credentialed educators who are also experienced practitioners in the subject areas in which they teach—and they use that practical experience to help learners apply the concepts they learn to current, real-world issues.

A common misconception about online learning is that it is impersonal, that learners are on their own. At CalSouthern, that could not be further from the truth. Faculty mentors get to know their students and provide one-on-one, personalized feedback on their assignments. They are also available by email, phone or Skype to answer their questions or provide any additional support or guidance they might need.

To learn more about CalSouthern’s faculty mentors, their professional and academic backgrounds and research areas of interest, please use the directory below.


Robert Fisher, MSN

Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Nurse staffing acuity model; patient safety; shared governance; obesity; patient-centered care


Robert Fisher is an accomplished registered nurse whose excellence in academics is exceeded only by his broad experience and professional achievements in the field of nursing. 

After he had earned a Bachelor of Business Administration BBA at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, he began a career in accounting in 2006.  Three years in, he sought more interaction with people and followed his mother, a nurse of 35 years, into healthcare.  

By 2012, Robert earned a Master of Business Administration MBA with an emphasis in Health Systems Management from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and an Associates Degree in Nursing Science, cum laude, from Lawrence Memorial/ Regis College in Medford, Massachusetts.  The academic work was completed while working night shift as a Certified Nurses Assistant at Boston Medical Center. 

Robert’s first position as a Registered Nurse was at Maplewood Care and Rehabilitation in Amesbury, MA as well as Privatus Care Solutions, a home care agency in Burlington, MA.  Later that year, Robert served on a search committee for the new Vice President of Education at Hallmark Health System.  After hiring a new VP of Education, Robert was hired as a medical/surgical telemetry RN at Hallmark Health System – Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

Robert took his academic training further by earning a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Patient Care Services Administration, summa cum laude, from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

At this time, Robert is now the Nurse Manager at Kindred Hospital - Boston North Shore where he has taken the full range of advanced nurse management responsibilities. He leads approximately 100 RN’s in a challenging healthcare environment with patients suffering from many disease processes such as multi-organ failure, anoxic brain injuries and various co-morbid diseases.

Away from hospital life, Robert has a lovable 10-year-old pug named Pepper. He enjoys lifting weights in the gym, and—under the rubric of “Rob’s Vintage Treasures”—collects and sells amazing antiques on eBay.

Educational Background
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — Merrimack College
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health System Management — Grand Canyon University
Associate Degree in Nursing Science (ADN) — Lawrence Memorial Regis College
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — Sacred Heart University