Robert Anders

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Dr. Anders is an expert in nursing education, particularly on creating excellence in programs with significant social and ethnic disadvantaged student populations. He has been both a faculty member and educational administrator in associate degree, bachelor, master and DNP and Ph.D. programs. Dr. Anders has been a Dean of Nursing and Vice President of Nursing for a 23 nursing school system. He is an expert in health disparities and related social justice issues as well as nursing programs. He is a funded researcher by the National Institute of Health in minority health disparities. He is considered a national and international expert on nursing education and minority health.


MS, University of Hawaii at Manoa

DrPH, University of Hawaii at Manoa

BS, Union College

Awards / Honors

Fellow in American Academy of Nursing, ANC, 2007

Fellow in American Academy of Nursing, ANC, 2007


O’Connor, , K., Vizcaino, M., Ibara, , J., Balcazar, , H., Flores Luis Perez, E., Anders, R. (2015). Multimorbidity in a Mexican Community: Secondary Analysis of Chronic Illness and Depression Outcomes. . International Journal of Nursing,.

Anders, R. L. (2017). So You Want to Be a Nurse: Success Strategies for Nursing Students. 2nd Edition. .