Linda Kelly

Assistant Professor of Nursing


EdD in progress, Western Connecticut State University
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
BSN, SUNY New Paltz
AAS, SUNY Orange County Community College

Office:  Aquinas 210G
Office Hours: MW 12:30-1:30 pm and by appointment
Phone: 845-569-3536


NUR 3013, Adult Health I
NUR 3022, Adult Health II


Linda Kelly's nursing interests focus on underserved and vulnerable populations and providing care to individuals with psychiatric disorders. The profession of nursing provides a unique ability to engage not only in the promotion of health and disease prevention, but also requires caring and human connection. Teaching provides the opportunity to introduce students to these values, and also to introduce the concepts of lifelong learning and intellectual inquiry that are necessary for a successful career in nursing. She is also a volunteer for the Scholars in Scrubs program, which promotes health education and promotion, and health careers awareness to local youth at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Volunteer opportunities have been encouraged for nursing students at MSMC to engage with the community and provide service learning opportunities.

Specialization/Areas of Research Interest

Nursing Education, Mentoring in nursing - Linda's research interest is mentoring in the nursing profession. She is currently in the research phase of my dissertation, focusing on mentoring outcomes of novice academic nurse educators. In an effort to increase diversity in the student population and promote the academic pursuit of nursing within the Newburgh community, she is also in the process of developing a mentoring program between MSMC Nursing students and local high school students interested in the nursing profession.

Memberships and Affiliations

Member, National League for Nursing
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Member, Eastern Nursing Research Society
Member, Nursing Education Alumni Association, Teachers College, Columbia University.


Sagar, P.L. & Kelly, L. (Poster presentation, May 4, 2018). Mentoring Among Nursing Faculty in Academia: A Review of Literature. Stewart Conference. New York, NY.

Portrait of Linda Kelly, assistant professor of Nursing