Dr.Patti Landerfelt is a Senior Clinical Instructor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Patti earned a BSN from Emory University in 1996. After graduating she worked as an emergency room nurse at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. She also practiced in a variety of critical care settings in the metro Atlanta area prior to pursuing a degree in Nurse Anesthesia. In 2010Patti graduated from the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing. Her MN was conferred by Northeastern University in Boston. After becoming a nurse anesthetist, Patti continued serving veterans at the Atlanta VA Medical Center until 2018. She is currently employed with MAK Anesthesia, an independent anesthesia group who provides hospital, ambulatory, office, and mobile based anesthesia services to the residents of the metro Atlanta community.

Patti maintains certifications as a Critical Care Nurse, an Emergency Nurse, and a Nurse Anesthetist. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Georgia Association of Nurse Anesthetists, The American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Emergency Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Patti currently teaches in the pre-licensure nursing program at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. As a nurse educator, Patti’s goal is to provide a holistic learning environment that enables success, generates satisfaction, and creates a sense of joy in learning the most trusted profession.

Areas of Expertise

Nurse Anesthesia
Teaching And Learning
Veteran Health


Landerfelt, P. E., Lewis,A., Li, Y., & Cimiotti, J. P. (2020) Nursing leadership and the reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. American Journal of Infection Control, 48 (12), 1546-1548. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2020.07.018


Patti’s goal as a nurse educator is to provide an environment that embraces success,satisfaction, and joy in learning by focusing on the four fundamental pillars of the brain-based model of adult learning: gathering, reflecting, creating,and testing. Her teaching methods incorporate a holistic multi modal approach to education. She is committed to honoring the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing respect statement and strives to create a relaxed, nonthreatening, psychologically-safe learning environment. Her aim is to foster a culture of trust and respect so that all students feel empowered to gather new information, reflect on previously learned knowledge, create solutions to new problems, and test those solutions to discover how their new understanding matches the reality of the patient care setting.


Patti’s DNP scholarly project focused on the effect of nursing leadership on adverse patient outcomes. In her research she examined specific features of nursing leadership and found improvements in leadership were associated with a decrease in catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). As a result of her findings, Patti believes that infection prevention efforts in acute care hospitals should focus on nurse leaders and their ability to provide the support necessary to improve patient care delivery.


• Poster Presentation, New Directions in Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Conference, 2ndplace award (2019)

• Sarah A. Halliburton Award for Academic, Leadership, and Professional Excellence, U.S. Army Graduate Program in
Anesthesia Nursing (2008)