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Linda Cook, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNL

Linda Cook, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNL

Program Director Clinical Nurse Leader Track Clinical Assistant Professor

Linda L. CookDr. Cook earned her BSN at Ohio State University, her MPH at New York Medical College, her Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certificate at Georgetown University and a DNP at the University of Connecticut. Her professional and research interests include neonatal care, obstetrics, pediatrics, compassion and caring in online teaching and the Clinical Nurse leader. Dr. Cook is a certified CNL, Certified Neonatal Nurse, and a Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner along with several other newborn and neonatal related certifications. Dr. Cook has been in practice as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner since 1990. She joined the nursing faculty of Sacred Heart University as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2011 teaching in both the Undergraduate and Graduate online programs. Currently she is the Program Director for the Clinical Nurse Leader Track. She was nominated in the Final 4 for the Dr. Marian Calabrese Outstanding Faculty Award in 2017 and awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Student DNP Award from the Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in 2010, the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing in 2009 and the Nurse Exemplar Award in 2003.

City/State: Quakertown/PA

Degrees and Certifications

  • DNP, University of Connecticut
  • MPH, Health Care Policy and Management, New York Medical College
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Georgetown University
  • BSN, Ohio State University

Certifications:

  • Certified Clinical Nurse Leader
    • Sloan C Consortium Certified Online Teaching
    • Certificate in Nursing Education- UConn
    • Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    • Certified Neonatal Nurse
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
      • Certified Instructor Neonatal Resuscitation Program
    • Certified in Baby Friendly Initiative
    • NIDCAP Certification
      • Certified in Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Clinical and Capstone Courses in the CNL Track

Research Interests & Grants

Research Interests
Faculty and Student Caring and Compassion in Online Teaching

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Heparin versus Saline in Neonatal Intravenous and Central Lines

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

Nominated in Final 4 for Dr. Marian Calabrese Outstanding Faculty Award (2017)
CAP 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award –(August 2015)
Sigma Theta Tau Best DNP Student Award – (May 2010)
Nightingale Award Excellence in Nursing – (May 2009)
Nurse Exemplar – (2003)

Publications and Presentations

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Cook, L. & Volpe, A., A. (2018). Critiquing a quantitative study on neonatal pain and parental perceptions. In K. Bauce and J. J. Fitzpatrick (Eds.), Advanced Nursing Research Critique. New York, NY: Springer Publishing. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Cook, L., L. & Krowchuk, H.V. (2018). Failure to Thrive (Child). In J. J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of nursing research (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Beck, M., Bradley H., Lampley, T., Cook, L., Gatti-Petito, J., Leasca, J. (March/April 2018) A Paradigm Shift from Brick and Mortar: Full Time Nursing Faculty Off Campus. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Bradley, H., Cook, L., Morrow, L. Leasca J., & Lampley, T. (accepted and pending publication).

Refocusing the lens: Caring and compassion in an online nursing environment. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Cook, L. & Leasca, J. (submitted and accepted). Trends in leadership. In King, C.R., Gerard, S. O., & Rapp, S. G. (Eds.). Essentials for masters prepared leaders. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

Gatti-Petito, J., Lakatos, B.E., Bradley, H.B., Cook, L. Haight, I.E., Karl, C. A., Clinical Scholarship and Adult Learning Theory: A role for the DNP in nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives. July / August 2013 Vol. 34 No. 4

Cook, L., Bellini, S., Cusson, R. M., Heparinized Versus Normal Saline for Maintenance of IV   Access in Neonates: An Evidence-Based Practice Change, Advances in Neonatal Care. June 2011. Vol.11 No. 3

Cook, L., Bellini, S., Cusson, R. M., Heparinized Versus Normal Saline for Maintenance of IV   Access in Neonates: An Evidence-Based Practice Change, Advances in Neonatal Care: Research Abstracts. August 2010. Vol.10 No. 4

Cook, L. Best NICU in America, Neonatal Network. November/December 2002. Vol. 21 No. 7

Presentation 

Sigma Theta Tau Conference – Poster Presentation “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Illustration of Keller’s ARCS Model in Nursing Education” April 3, 2009

Fifth Annual National Association of Neonatal Nurses Research Summit – Podium Presentation “Heparinized vs Normal Saline for Maintenance of IV Access: An Evidence-Based Practice Change” April 6-8, 2010

ATHENA Research Conference – Poster Presentation “Heparinized vs Normal Saline for Maintenance of IV Access: An Evidence-Bases Practice Change Initiative” April 29, 2010

Danbury Hospital Research Day – Poster Presentation “ Heparinized vs Normal Saline for Maintenance of IV Access: An Evidence-Bases Practice Change Initiative” May 12, 2010

2010 APN Forum Conference- Podium and Poster Presentation “Heparinized vs Normal Saline for Maintenance of IV Access: An Evidence-Bases Practice Change Initiative” June 2-4, 2010

Contact Information:
Phone: (203) 578-0408
Email: cookl@sacredheart.edu