Associate Professor of Nursing
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 the Service Learning Coordinator for the MSMC School of Nursing. Within this role the Service Learning Coordinator organizes and promotes service-oriented experiences while partnering with organizations in the Greater Newburgh area. These opportunities introduce students in the School of Nursing to organizations within the community that focus on promoting health education and positive health practices. Volunteer opportunities have been encouraged for nursing students at MSMC to engage with the community while building leadership qualities and scholarly inquiry.
EdD, Western Connecticut State University
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
BSN, SUNY New Paltz
AAS, SUNY Orange County Community College
NUR 3013, Adult Health I
NUR 3022, Adult Health II
NUR 2015, Nursing in the Media
Specialization/Areas of Research Interest
Nursing Education, Mentoring in nursing - Linda's research interest is mentoring in the nursing profession. Her dissertation focused 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, the MSMC School of Nursing PALS (Peers Achieving Leadership and Scholarship) program was organized, with the intention to foster academic pursuit for local high school students showing interest in health-related fields.
Memberships and Affiliations
Board Member, Nursing Education Alumni Association, Teachers College, Columbia University
Member, National League for Nursing
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Daisy Award, MSMC School of Nursing, Spring 2020
- Kelly, L. 2019. Mentoring Outcomes: Does Mentoring Influence Satisfaction, Retention, or Scholarly Productivity of Novice Academic Nurse Educators (unpublished doctoral dissertation). Western Connecticut State 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.