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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Rhonda Cornell

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Rhonda Cornell

Rhonda Cornell

Assistant Professor
Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator

Credentials: DNP, RN, CNP

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato
    Honors: Becky Taylor Doctoral Fellow, Golden Key, Sigma Theta Tau
  • Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) from the University of North Dakota
    Honors: Professional Nurse Practitioner Traineeship
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from Bemidji State University
    Honors: Scholarly Achievement in Nursing

Professional Certifications

  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Public Health Nurse

Teaching Areas

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordination
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family & Societal Nursing

Health Care Interests

  • Family Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Evidence–Based Clinical Practice
  • Leadership and Project Management

Research Interests

  • Family Presence During Resuscitation
  • Clinical Simulation
  • Family Presence Facilitation
  • Leadership Effectiveness

Current Projects

  • Clinical integration of Family Presence During Resuscitation (policy and practice)
  • Development of a monthly state–wide webinar for Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • The Clinical Collaboration Partnership (TCCP) state– wide committee database development advisement
  • The Nurse Practitioner Student Conference intercollegiate planning committee


  • Bender, R. (2009). A glimpse at nursing practice in the US: Nursing education, nursing process, and evidence-based practice. In Volkov, V. T. (Ed.). Problems and prospects for the development of the nursing field in the (Russian) healthcare system. (pp. 401-404). Tomsk, Siberia: Department of Health. ISBN: 5-9900248-9-4.
  • Bespalova, I., Bieberdorf, N., Bender, R., Thompson, A., Medyantev, Y., & Kalyuzhin, V. (2012). Comparative analysis of motion activity and eating behavior of the American and Russian students studying at nursing faculties. Valueology (3), 44-48. ISSN: 2218-2268.
  • Duncan, G., Baumle, W. & Bender, R. (2011). Medical-surgical nursing: Complete nursing care (1st ed.). New York: Delmar Cengage. (ISBN: 1418032786; not published)

[PDF] Curriculum Vitae (217 KiB)