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 has enjoyed a career as an accomplished registered nurse with broad experience and professional achievements.

Fisher’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. Within his first year of employment, he served on a search committee for the vice president of education position at Hallmark Health System. After the new VP was on-boarded, Fisher was hired as a medical/surgical telemetry RN at Hallmark Health System - Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

Fisher is currently the nurse manager at Kindred Hospital - Boston North Shore where he has undertaken the full range of advanced nurse management responsibilities. He leads approximately 100 RNs 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, Landers has a lovable 10-year-old pug named Pepper. He enjoys lifting weights in the gym, and—as “Rob’s Vintage Treasures”—collects and sells antiques.

Educational Background
MSN, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut; NLN, Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, Lawrence Memorial Regis College, Medford, Massachusetts; MBA, Health System Management, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona; BS, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusets