Dr. Linda Urden
Director of Master’s and International Nursing Programs
University of San Diego - DNSc
University of California, Los Angeles California - MN
Pepperdine University, Malibu California - BSN
Dr. Linda Urden is the Director of the Master’s and International Programs at the University of San Diego. She has held previous administrative positions with accountabilities for quality, research, education, advanced practice, redesign, and outcomes management in various health care settings. Her research is in the areas of safety, staff nurse empowerment, care delivery models, professional practice environments, and the impact of nursing on nurse-sensitive outcomes.
Dr. Urden is known for her work in critical care, evidence based practice, outcomes, work environment and Magnet cultures, and nurse executive decision support data bases. She has been an invited speaker at multiple administrative, quality, education, and research national and international conferences and venues. She has been an active participant and held elected positions in many organizations, including, AACN, NACNS, AONE, STTI, and ANCC. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and is a past Chair of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program Commission, also serving on the ANCC Board of Directors. She is the recipient of the 2007 Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award from the University of San Diego.
Dr. Urden has contributed multiple articles to a variety of professional journals, and serves on several editorial boards, including The Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA) and the NACNS Journal. Her two books - Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, and Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, published by Mosby, are both in seventh editions and have been adopted in numerous undergraduate and graduate programs in the US and internationally.
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