Professor, School of Nursing
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Linda Roussel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL is a Professor of Nursing, DNP Program Director, and faculty mentor for doctoral students at The University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received her Doctorate in Nursing in 1990. Dr. Roussel’s recent research publications include clinical nurse leadership, academic-clinical partnership, and frontline engagement. Transforming Care at the Bedside, which has been a more recent focus of her work, seeks to elucidate how healthcare providers improve patient outcomes at the point of care. Dr. Roussel has recently received Health Resources and Services Administration funding to establish “Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic”, a nurse-managed clinic providing care to vulnerable populations. A nurse with 30 years of experience ranging from clinical to executive roles, Dr. Roussel has served in leadership roles in acute, post-acute, long-term care, and transitional care management. Dr. Roussel currently serves as the president of The Alabama Organization of Nurse Executives, and she is on the advisory council of The Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health. Dr. Roussel has authored and co-authored nursing textbooks including Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role, Project Planning and Management, A Guide for CNLs, DNPs, and Nurse Administrators, and Evidence-Based Practice, An Integrative Approach to Research, Administration, and Practice.