Campbell Named Dean of Nursing

Warner Pacific has named Dr. Linda Campbell, Ph.D., RN, CNS, CNE as Dean of the newly launched Warner Pacific Nursing Program.

Dr. Campbell’s engagement in scholarship and service illustrates her commitment to building excellent programs to serve students and the communities for which they will ultimately care.  In addition to her academic posts, Campbell has been the Principal of “Moving Mountains,” a Christian private nursing practice; and Health, Education, and Leadership Services (HEALS).

“The Warner Pacific Nursing Advisory Council and I share a vision of higher education for nursing: one that is Christ-centered and grounded in the liberal arts to convey reverence for recipients of care, increase diversity in the nursing workforce, and respond to a national nursing shortage,” says Dr. Campbell. “I am thrilled to have an opportunity to serve higher education for nursing in a manner that is responsive, wholehearted, and mindful of a shared purpose: to bring glory to God and make Him known in the world.”

Prior to coming to Warner Pacific, Dr. Campbell served the Loretto Heights School of Nursing (LHSON) in the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, for thirteen years. Most recently, she was the Director of Accelerated Nursing and Clinical Learning Unit at LHSON. In that role, she also served on several campus-wide committees related to curriculum, accreditation, student affairs, research, academic council, and the president’s advisory council.

Linda Campbell holds a Ph.D. in Nursing and M.S. in Community Health Nursing with a focus in Nursing Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University, Tempe.

Recent and doctoral research and publications include:

  • Sorensen, J., & Campbell, L. (2016). Curricular path to value: Integrating an academic electronic health record. Journal of Nursing Education, 55(12), 716-719.
  • Suit, A. L., Winkler, P., Campbell, L., Pennington, K., Szutenbach, M. P., McCollum, M., Haight, R., & Roybal, D. (2015). A correlation study of communication skill level and electronic social network usage among healthcare students. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(4), 207-213.
  • Campbell, L., Gilbert, M. A., & Laustsen, G. R. (2014). Capstone coach for nursing excellence [2nd edition, National Textbook]. Philadelphia: Davis.
  • 2005 Campbell, L. (2005). Sustaining nurse-managed practice. Nursing Clinics of North America, 40(4), 739-745.
  • 2004 Campbell, L. (2004, Spring-Summer). Out of the briar patch: Sustaining nurse-managed practice. NNCC Update, 19.
  • 2003 Campbell, L. Out of the briar patch: Diffusion and sustainability of nurse-managed practice (Doctoral Dissertation, Multiple Case Study Design). Ann Arbor, MI: UMI (#3086272).

Professional affiliations include:

  • 2005 – Present Member, College of Nursing Alumni Association, UCD
  • 2004 – Present Member, National Nursing Centers Consortium, Philadelphia
  • 2003 – Present Member, National League for Nursing (#NLN459190), New York
  • 2001 – Present Member, American Nurses Association (#00814408, CO District 30), Washington, DC

Awards and honors include:

  • 2016 Recipient, Doris J. Biester Leadership Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large
  • 2014 Appointed Member, Statewide Steering Committee, HRSA Region VII, PCA Leadership: The Role of Nurses in Healthcare Reform
  • 2014 Guest of Honor, 1st Annual Willow Ceremony, Family Nurse Practitioner Graduation Celebration, RU, RHCHP, LHSON
  • 2011 Research Award ($1,271.50), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large (STTI-AKC): A Case Study of the Clinical Nurse Leader Role, Data Collection Phase