Linda Wilson

Linda Wilson


Assistant Dean for Special Projects, Simulation & CNE Accreditation, Associate Professor

Division of Graduate Nursing
Advanced Role M.S.N. Department

215-762-4343 P
215-762-3036 F

Bellet Building, Rm. 426

Linda Wilson PhD, BC, RN, CPAN, CAPA, CNE is an Assistant Dean for Special Projects, Simulation & CNE Accreditation at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Wilson completed her BSN at College Misericordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania, and completed her MSN in Critical Care and Trauma at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She completed her PhD in Nursing Research and Theory Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in Newark. Dr. Wilson's dissertation research focused on patient comfort and was titled, An Investigation of the Relationships of Perceived Nurse Caring, Social Support, and Emotion Focused Coping to Comfort in Hospitalized Medical Patients.

Dr Wilson has also obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistical Methods from Drexel University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Pain Management from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr Wilson also completed the National Library of Medicine / Marine Biological Laboratory, Biomedical Informatics Fellowship, the Harvard University-MIT, Institute for Medical Simulation, Comprehensive Workshop in Medical Simulation and the Harvard University-MIT, Institute for Medical Simulation, Graduate Course in Medical Simulation.

Dr. Wilson maintains several certifications: CPAN (Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse), CAPA (Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse), BC (Board Certified in Nursing Professional Development), CNE (Certified Nurse Educator) in addition to ACLS, PALS and BCLS. Dr. Wilson served as the President of the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (02-03) and is currently serving as an American Nurses Association, ANCC Commission on Accreditation Site Surveyor. Dr. Wilson has held numerous nursing service positions including clinical, management and education. She has lectured extensively on a national level on simulation, perianesthesia and informatics, and has spoken internationally at the Cuban Nursing Congress in Havana, Cuba, the British Anesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association Conference in Hove, England, the ICN Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, the IMIA-NI International Congress in Seoul, Korea, the ICN Congress in Yokohama Japan, the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Conference in Vienna, Austria, the ICN Congress in South Africa and others.

Dr Wilson is the Project Director / Primary Investigator for SimTeam: The Joint Education of Health Professionals and Assistive Personnel Students in a Simulated Environment, a $128,000 two-and-a-half-year project funded by the Barra Foundation Inc.

Dr Wilson is also the Project Director / Primary Investigator for the Pennsylvania/District of Columbia Nursing Education Technology Collaborative, Faculty Development: Integrating Technology into Nursing Education and Practice, a near $1.5 million, five-year project funded by HRSA, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration # 1 U1KHP09542-01-00.


She specializes in Nursing Simulation, Informatics, Perianesthesia, and Critical Care.