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Ramona Whichello

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Ramona Craft Whichello DNP, RN, NEA-BC has been a registered nurse since 1980. The majority of her nursing career was spent in acute care hospitals, 14 years of which she served as the Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer at a large health system. She has taught online since 2008 and has experience in graduate Nursing Leadership and Nurse Educator programs. Dr. Whichello currently serves as a part time contributing faculty member in the MSN Core.


DNP, East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN United States

MSN, Emory University - Atlanta, GA United States

BSN, Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC United States

Diploma , Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing - Charlotte, NC United States

Public Service

Lou Hammond Memorial Pediatric Evening Symposium, Organizer

Ledgewood Apartments Buncombe County Summer Lunch Program, Volunteer - Asheville, NC

NCONL Executive Search Committee, Chair

North Carolina Board of Nursing, Chair - Raleigh, NC United States

North Carolina Board of Nursing, Board Member - Raleigh, NC United States

Awards / Honors

Curtis W. Wood Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring, Western Carolina University, Dr. Curtis Wood Western Carolina University, 2019

Great 100, NC Great 100, Inc., 1992


Lewis, K., Metcalfe, S., Pearson, T., Whichello, R. C. (2018). Implementing Yoga into the Management of Patients with Refractory Low Back Pain in an Outpatient Clinic Setting.. Journal of Holistic Nursing.

Brown, S., Whichello, R. C., Price, S. (2018). The Impact of Resilience on Nursing Burnout: An Integrative Literature Review. MedSurg.

Obrien, D., Knowlton, M., Whichello, R. C. (2018). Attention Healthcare Leaders: Literature Review Deems Baccalaureate Nurses Improve Patient Outcomes. . Nursing Education Perspectives.

Phillips, G., MacKusick, C., Whichello, R. C. (2018). Workplace Incivility in Nursing: A Literature Review Through the Lens of Ethics and Spirituality.. Journal of Christian Nursing.

Goad, M., Huntley-Dale, S., Whichello, R. C. (2018). The Use of Audiovisual Aides for Patient Education in Interventional Radiology Ambulatory Setting: A Literature Review. . Journal of Radiology Nursing.

Comer, L., Whichello, R. C., Neubrander, J. (2013). An Interdisciplinary Journal. An Innovative Master of Science Program for the Development of Culturally Competent Nursing Leaders. Journal of Cultural Diversity.

Brackett, T., Comer, L., Whichello, R. C. (2013). Do Lean Practices Lead to More Time at the Bedside. Journal of Healthcare Quality.

Boshart, B., Knowlton, M., Whichello, R. C. (2016). Quality Improvement Project: Bedside Shift Reporting. . Nursing Management.

Martin, H., Metcalfe, S., Whichello, R. C. (2015). Specimen Labeling Errors: A Retrospective Study. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics.

Hudson, R., Comer, L., Whichello, R. C. (2013). Transitions in a Wicked Environment. . Journal of Nursing Management.

Harton, B., Whichello, R. C., Hammond, L. (2010). Want Keepers? Regularly Recognize. Nursing Management.


Whichello, R. (2019). Emotional Intelligence and Self Awareness: Does it Matter? Keynote Address, AdventHealth Leadership Team, April 3, 2019, Asheville, North Carolina.. Adventist Health.

Whichello, R. (2017). 2 day-long workshop on Emotional Intelligence in Nurse Administrators.

Eden, M., Dale, S. H., Whichello, R. C. (2019). Fill Your Lamp! Compassion Fatigue and the Novice Nurse. .

Baker, L., Whichello, R. C., Price, S. (2019). Implementing Lean Six Sigma in the Acute Healthcare Setting: A Literature Review. .

Lewis, K., Pearson, T., Whichello, R. C. (2015). Implementing Yoga into the Management of Patients with Refractory Low Back Pain in an Outpatient Clinic Setting.

Young, R., Whichello, R. C., Price, S. (2019). Utilization of Camera Surveillance/Tele-sitters to Reduce Falls in Acute Care Settings. . 23rd Annual Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Performance Improvement in Healthcare Conference.