Linda Evans, PhD, RN

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CPD Liaison, Assistant Professor
Continuing and Professional Development

Dr. Linda Evans is the School of Nursing Faculty Liaison to the Continuing and Professional Development Office. An accomplished educator, Dr. Evans holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education and a Ph.D. in Nursing with a concentration in nursing research. In addition, she earned a certificate in “Climate Change and Health” from the Yale University School of Public Health.

Dr. Evans has held a wide variety of clinical education and academic positions. She possesses a true passion for all aspects of nursing education. Her experience includes undergraduate and graduate-level course design and delivery in the classroom and online environments, program development in clinical and academic settings, and development and facilitation of professional development programming. She recently was the Assistant Program Director for a DNP and Ph.D. in Nursing Education program in South Florida. Before that, she spent most of her career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and was a Program Director in the Center for Nursing Excellence.

Research Interests

Dr. Evans’ research expertise is one of the leading nurse scientists who has studied the health care team’s experience related to facial transplantation. She published the first nurse-authored peer-reviewed manuscripts on the topic in the journal Nursing Research and other peer-reviewed journals. These inaugural papers include A historical, clinical, and ethical overview of the emerging science of facial transplantation and The experiences of the health care team members involved in facial transplant surgery and patient care. In addition, she co-authored a book chapter on vascularized composite allografts published in the second edition of the Core Curriculum for Transplant Nurses text, was a contributing author in Primary care: A collaborative practice, 6th Edition and was a co-author/recipient of the Editor’s Choice “Exemplary Resource” Award from MedEdPORTAL Publications for Ebola emergency preparedness: simulation training for frontline health care professionals.


BSN, University of Massachusetts Lowell
MSN, Nursing Education, Salem State University
PhD, Nursing Research, University of Massachusetts Worcester

Certificate, Climate Change and Health, Yale University School of Public Health