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Faculty

You want to learn from the best. At ADU, our expert faculty has decades of experience in both nursing and education. Their diverse specialties and practice backgrounds can serve as your sounding board throughout your online BSN. Their involvement in the nation’s leading nursing associations and advocacy groups informs their expansive perspectives that can help strengthen yours. The best part? Their commitment to evolving healthcare includes elevating nurses like you in a supportive online learning environment.

Online BSN instructor Linda Royer leads improvements in nursing education through technology.

Linda Royer

Linda Royer’s practice experience spans pediatrics, early days of ICU, and medical-surgical nursing in the hospital setting. Intersperse that with work in public health in the Washington suburbs of Maryland, home health in rural Virginia, academy nursing, and advice nursing for Kaiser Permanente. Add to that a stint at the American Nurses Foundation and another at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and time spent as founding director of a community volunteer network and founder and director of a professional association of Seventhday Adventist nurses. She has taught nursing courses in community health, case management, informatics (early days), nursing theory, health promotion, leadership, and research. Now she has come full circle in teaching at the Florida Hospital-sponsored program of Adventist University of Health Sciences. She earned her BSN in 1966, an MPH from Loma Linda University (1985), an MSN from University of Virginia (1996), and a Ph.D. from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia (2009). As a result of her doctoral research, she is developing a research track concerned with nursing workforce capacity, especially in the community, and leading to improvements in practice and innovation in nursing education through technology. Associated with that is her interest in nursing education and curriculum development.