Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN

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    Linda Cronenwett

Past professional service includes terms of office on the boards of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health, editorial advisory boards of Applied Nursing Research, Online Journal of Knowledge Synthesis for Nursing, Journal of Nursing Measurement, and the Joint Commission Journal of Quality Improvement, and numerous offices in professional associations, including President of the New Hampshire Nurses Association, secretary of the American Academy of Nursing, and Chair of the American Nurses Association’s Congress of Nursing Practice. Linda recently completed seven years (2005-2012) as principal investigator of a national initiative, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, with four phases of funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  She has published more than 80 journal articles and book chapters and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine.  Publications and Professional Affiliations Linda earned her master’s degree in parent-child nursing from the University of Washington and her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in nursing from the University of Michigan. Educational Background Linda currently serves as the co-director of the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program.   She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, and is Chair of the board of the North Carolina Quality Center (NC Hospital Association). Current Role Linda is the the Beerstecher Blackwell Term Professor and former dean of the School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to her appointment as Dean, she was the Sarah Frances Russell Distinguished Professor of Nursing Systems at UNC-Chapel Hill. From 1984-98, she was an administrator in the Department of Nursing, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and provided leadership in nursing research, inter-professional research utilization and quality improvement projects.  She held prior academic positions at Stanford University and the University of Michigan and prior practice positions at Stanford University Hospital, University of Michigan Women’s Hospital,  Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle, and the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.