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Ronda Hensley


Assistant Professor

28 Schenck Parkway, Suite 318
Phone: (828) 654-6502

Areas of Expertise: Geriatrics and Rural Health Care

Areas of Research Interest: Access to care in rural areas

Dr. Ronda Hensley is an assistant professor teaching in the FNP program. She comes to WCU with many years of clinical experience including hematology/oncology, family practice, and geriatrics. Prior to coming to Western Carolina University, Ronda was the Lead NP for the Charles George VAMC's Home Based Primary Care Program. In this role she coordinated care for Veterans living in rural areas with limited access to care. She continues to practice in this setting one day per week. Previously she worked as an FNP at the Hot Springs Health Program, where she provided care to families in this rural community. She has also worked as an FNP at Cancer Care of WNC providing care to patients diagnosed with cancer or hematological disorders.

She earned her DNP in 2013 and MSN-FNP in 2004 both from East Tennessee State University. She earned her associate degree in nursing from AB-Tech and bachelors in health from Mars Hill College in 1994. She then went on to obtain her BSN from WCU in 1997. Dr. Hensley is from Madison County and she has practiced in the rural health care setting for many years.

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