STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Linda Lee Strong, Ed.D., M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N., is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a 2017 Pinnacle Professional of the Year in the Nursing field.
Dr. Strong serves as the Director of the R.S.N.-B.S.N./M.S.N. Nursing Programs at Sacred Heart University. She brings expertise in the areas of Public Health Nursing and Emergency Preparedness to her role.
Considered the second-largest Catholic university in New England, Sacred Heart University was founded in 1963 in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was built on the tradition of Judeo-Christian ethical values, and is committed to truth and justice, service to others, intellectual support and nurturing.
Dr. Strong brings over 40 years of service to the healthcare field, with ten years spent in her current position as Program director and 25 years as nursing faculty as Sacred Heart University. Her teaching responsibilities include: Public Health Nursing, Emergency Preparedness, The Human Journey of Nursing, Nursing Theory and Nursing Education. Her day-to-day responsibilities include: curriculum development, program development, faculty management, inter-professional education and practice and providing outreach care to underserved populations.
Additionally, Dr. Strong has been part of various grants over the course of her career, and has written a number of peer-reviewed articles, including The Art of Nursing, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, and Public Health Care. She has also written papers for the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, the Forum on Public Policy, the Elders 2000 Project and Nursing Spectrum.
Prior to assuming her role as Director of R.N.-B.S.N./M.S.N. Nursing Programs, Dr. Strong worked for Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, in the Bridgeport area, for four years. She also sat on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for over two years, and at Montana State University, Bozeman for over two years as well.
Dr. Strong earned her B.S.N. from the University of Bridgeport. She then went on to complete her Master of Nursing Science degree with a specialization in Community Health Nursing from the Catholic University of America, and then completed her Ed.D. in Nursing Education from Teachers College of Columbia University.
To further her professional development, Dr. Strong is active in a number of organizations, including: the American Public Health Organization (Public Health Nursing Section); the Connecticut Public Health Association; the Connecticut Association of Public Health Nurses; the Association of Community Health Nurse Educations; the American Nurses Association; Sigma Theta Tau International; and Sigma Theta Tau Mu Delta Chapter. She has also been recognized by the Daughters of American Colonists.
"I attribute my level of success to my passion for helping people, placing my patients in first place, being a lifelong learner and loving to teach," Dr. Strong said.
In recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field, Dr. Strong is the recipient of a plethora of awards, including: the Joseph A. Grau Award for Social Justice from the State of Connecticut; the Community-Campus Recognition Award; the Healthcare Heroes Award; the CT National Association of Hispanic Nursing Award; the Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Award; the U.S. Public Health Certificate of Appreciation; and the Hartford Award – Special Recognition for Curriculum in Gerontologic Nursing.
When not working, Dr. Strong volunteers her time with the MRC – Sacred Heart University's Aging with Grace Elderly Health and Wellness Program. She also enjoys gardening – particularly vegetables and flowers – traveling and reading history novels.
Dr. Strong dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of her parents, Pearl and William Strong; and to her grandparents, Herbert and Lucy Munigle.
Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Continental Who's Who