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Ramona Craft Whichello

Ramona Whichello

Associate Professor of Practice

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 828.676.9430


I have 44 years of experience as a registered nurse. My clinical background is adult oncology. Most of my career has been spent in leadership positions. For the past 16 years, I have taught master's students in nursing leadership and nursing education.<br><br>I currently serve as the Program Director for the Nursing Leadership, Nurse Educator, and Post Licensure programs at Western Carolina University.


  • DNP, East Tennessee State University
  • MSN, Emory University
  • BSN, Western Carolina University

Teaching Interests

I teach in the Masters in Nursing Leadership program. I teach a variety of leadership courses including organizational theory, quality improvement, strategic planning, communication, finance, health policy, human resources, and leadership practicums. I also teach core graduate courses in the Nurse Educator program.

Research Interests

My research interest is in the area of emotional intelligence of nurse administrators as well as a variety of leadership topics.

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