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Linda Foley

Location Blanton 117
Phone 863.680.5065
E-mail lfoley@flsouthern.edu


Linda Foley

Instructor of Nursing

My teaching philosophy involves five things; enthusiasm for subject matter, connection with students, flexibility, respect and fairness. My teaching incorporates varied learning styles with the hope that students can succeed using their individual styles. If a student can truly understand and apply a concept and not just memorize and repeat it back, I feel learning was successful. A good teacher must be prepared, organized, a positive role model and always trying to improve.”

I am originally from Massachusetts but lived 12 years in New Hampshire prior to moving to Florida in July 2014.

I received my Bachelor's in Nursing from Boston College and my Masters of Science with a concentration as a gerontological nurse practitioner from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. I am currently a PhD in nursing candidate at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and am in the final stages of writing my dissertation. My research interests are type 2 diabetes, insomnia and the Hispanic population.

I have over 20 years of nursing experience. I have worked in many areas of nursing; intensive care, medical-surgical, home care, school nursing, telephone triage and travel nursing. I have over 7 years of teaching experience and my love is teaching the introductory nursing courses such as pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, nursing fundamental and labs.

Education

Ph.D.c., Major Field: Nursing Health Promotion expected graduation May 2016, University of Massachusetts Lowell, anticipated completion 2016

M.S.,  Major Field: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1994

B.S.N., Major Field: Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA., 1988