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Linda Honan

PhD, MSN, CNS (BC), RN, FAAN
Professor of Nursing; Director - Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing

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Linda Honan, PhD, MSN, CNS (BC), RN, FAAN

Biography

Linda Honan is a Professor who has taught in the GEPN Program since 1989; she is responsible for Medical Surgical Nursing didactic, Applied Anatomy, and is Associate Director for Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) for Yale School of Nursing, Yale School of Medicine and the Yale Physician Associate Program.

She obtained her nursing diploma from the Meriden-Wallingford Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from Southern Connecticut State University, her MSN from Yale School of Nursing, and her PhD at the University of Connecticut.

A scholar and clinical educator dedicated to understanding and developing effective and innovative techniques for clinical education, Professor Honan has been recognized for her creativity and the development of novel and effective teaching strategies for adult learners with numerous awards. Her research reveals that diagnostic observations can be significantly improved by training in the visual examination of works of art, that the narratives of student experiences can give insight into the process of learning nursing, and aural training with music improves auscultative abilities. She spearheaded the development of the Creative Writing Award and created the books, “Do you see what I see?” which are compilations of students journaling. Additionally, she developed a state wide public education program “Have Bones, Will Travel” which introduces elementary school children and young adults to human anatomy with an emphasis on health and safety.

She edited the first medical surgical textbook for accelerated nursing programs (now in its second edition), and has published qualitative and quantitative research. She is dedicated to understanding and developing effective and innovative techniques for clinical education.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Connecticut (2004)
  • MSN
    Yale University School of Nursing (1989)
  • BS
    Southern Connecticut State University, Nursing (1982)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding Organization
Donna Diers Mentorship AwardSigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter, 2000
Leadership AwardSigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter, 1999
Annie W. Goodrich Award for Excellence in TeachingYale University School of Nursing, 1996
Seton Ivy Award for "Have Bones will Travel"Yale University, 2001
Salutes AwardConnecticut Teachers Association, 2002
Fellow, Saybrook CollegeYale University, 2003
Annie W. Goodrich Award for Excellence in TeachingYale University School of Nursing, 2005
Award for Service and ContributionsGateway Community College, 2007
'Beverly Koerner Outstanding Alumni Award' for Education in NursingUniversity of Connecticut, 2007
Excellence in Caring in Chronic Illness AwardYale University School of Nursing, Center for Excellence in Chronic Illness, 2007
Commencement Faculty MarshallYale University School of Nursing, 2008
'Nightingale Award' for Excellence in NursingState of Connecticut, 2008
Special Recognition Alumni AwardYale University School of Nursing, 2009
Leadership AwardYale University Alumni Association, 2009
Josephine A. Dolan Award for Outstanding Contribution in Nursing EducationConnecticut Nurses' Association, 2011

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