Linda Cook, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNL

Linda Cook, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNL

Prog Director,Clinical Nurse Leader/Clinical Asst Professor , Nursing

Dr. Cook has been in practice as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner since 1990. She joined the nursing faculty of Sacred Heart University as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2011 teaching in both the Undergraduate and Graduate online programs. Currently she is the Program Director for the Clinical Nurse Leader Track.

Clinical Affiliations

  • MidState Medical Center
  • Griffin Hopsital

Degrees and Certifications

    • DNP, University of Connecticut
    • MPH, Health Care Policy and Management, New York Medical College
    • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Georgetown University
    • BSN, Ohio State University


    • Certified Clinical Nurse Leader
    • Sloan Consortium (Online Learning Consortium) Certified Online Teaching
    • Certificate in Nursing Education - University of Connecticut
    • Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    • Certified Neonatal Nurse
    • Certified Instructor Neonatal Resuscitation Program - American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Certified in Baby Friendly Initiative
    • NIDCAP Certification
      • Certified in Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Clinical and Capstone Courses in the CNL Program

Research Interests and Grants

    • Faculty and Student Caring and Compassion in Online Teaching
    • Neonatal Research Interests
    • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    • Heparin versus Saline in Neonatal Intravenous and Central Lines

Awards and Fellowships

    • Nominated in Final 4 for Dr. Marian Calabrese Outstanding Faculty Award (2017)

    • CAP 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award (2015)

    • Outstanding Doctoral Student DNP Award from the Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (2010)

    • Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing (2009)

    • Nurse Exemplar Award (2003)

Publications and Presentations

Linda L. Cook

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Hours: Tues: 9AM-12PM Wed: 5PM-8PM & by appointment
  • Location:
    Ctr for Healthcare Education
    College of Nursing
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