School of Nursing


Linda Wilson, Ph.D., RN, CNS

Office: CKNB 225
Phone: 898-2448

Educational Preparation:
Ph.D. Georgia State University
MSN University of Alabama - Birmingham
BSN University of Alabama - Birmingham

Nursing Education
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Course and Area of Responsibility:
Adv Pathophysiology
Adv Role Development
Licensure Preparation Course

Research Areas:
Coping, Social Support and Health among African American Familial Alzheimers Caregivers
Impact of Cultural Diversity in Health Care and Nursing Education
Pain Management-Impact of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Standards on Pain Management in US Hospitals,
Digital divide: race and gender-Tennessee Board of Regents.

Recipient  of Rising Star Researcher Award in Health disparities - Washington D.C..
Past Visiting Professor Womens Medical College of Japan (Tokyo) - Trends in Cancer Care and Pain Management.
Invited presenter ArcaysinAnnual Conference - Dalhousie University School of Nursing, Halifax, N.S. Canada
Past Content Expert for National Nursing Board Examination (NCLEX)

Professional Activities
National League for Nursing (Accreditation Site Visitor)
Sigma Theta Tau- International Nursing Honor Society
American Nurses Association
Tennessee Nurses Association
Oncology Nursing Society


Wilson, L. Cultural Competency: Beyond the Vital Signs. Delivering Holistic Care to African Americans.Vol 46 (2), June 2011 p.219-232.

Baldwin, A. & Wilson, L. ( Winter2008) Allied Health Disaster Volunteering. Journal of Allied Health.Vol. 37 (4).

Wilson, L. (2008). Diversity in the Clinical Setting. Chapter in: Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science (2nd ed.) College of DuPage Press. 

Wilson (Covington), L. (2005). Updated Trends in HIV treatment. Clinics of North America. March 2005.

Covington, L. (2004). Diversity in the Clinical Setting. Chapter in: Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science. (Editors, Linda Caputi & Lynn Engelmann). College of DuPage Press.

Covington, L. (2002). Chapter 6: Chloride Imbalances. In Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances Textbook. Prentice Hall Health, Upper Saddle River, New 127-144.

Covington, L. (2001). Cultural Competence for Critical Care Nursing Practice. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, December, 2001.

Covington, L (2001).Managing a Culturally Diverse Health Care Team. SCI Nursing Vol. 18 (2).