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Linda  Cole


Co-Director, MSN Program
Track Coordinator, Nursing Leadership
Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies
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Hi! I am originally from Mississippi having received my BSN from the University of Southern Mississippi located in Hattiesburg.  I also completed a MS in Health Education (now viewed as a Master of Public Health) from the same university.  I moved to Houston in 1982 and later completed both my MSN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care and my DNP from Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.  I joined the faculty in 2017 and teach in the Nursing Leadership Master’s program and in the DNP program.  I advise DNP candidates on their quality improvement capstone projects.

Prior to joining the teaching faculty, I worked for CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in several roles ranging from staff nurse in critical care to a system level director.  I implemented and expanded several programs while at this facility including a hospital-based advanced practice nurse program, a nurse-run pain management program, a nurse-run palliative care program, and an integrative medicine program. I live in Blanco, TX (in the Hill Country) with my two Belgian Malinois dogs—Ginger and Keeper.  I enjoy cooking, reading, gardening, and wine tasting.

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Publication: Development of Interviewing Skills in Emerging Nurse Leaders Using Simulation-Based Learning (Oct 2022)

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Publication: The impact of guided imagery on pain and anxiety in hospitalized adults (Mar 2021)

(Publication) Non-allopathic interventions for the management of acute and chronic pain: A brief review (May 2020)

Cole discusses interventions for renal patients in Nursing Clinics of North America (Oct 2018)