Deborah Lindell, DNP, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

The Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Nursing Theory (Masters and DNP)
  • Advancing Nursing Practice and Research in China
  • Population Health
  • Quality Improvement
  • Graduate/Masters Entry Nursing Education

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Nursing Practice, Kenya
  • Critical Thinking
  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Qualitative Methods 

Research Projects


  • Turkana County Nurses' Views of Continuing Academic Education, Professional Development, and Self-Reported Professional Competence
  • Impact of Academic Nurse Educator Certification on Personal, Professional, and Program Outcomes (National Study)
  • How do Expert Faculty Teach Critical Thinking? (Qualitative Study)  

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
Fellow, NLN Academy of Nursing Education
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

External Appointments

Adjunct Faculty
Turkana University College, Lodwar, Kenya


Lindell, D. (2021) Understanding Approval and Accreditation of Nursing Education Programs. 

American Nurse Education and Career Guide 2021-2022. 

Lindell, D., Hagler, D., & Poindexter, K. (2020) A National, qualitative study of the motivators and outcomes of nurse educator certification. Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(6): 327-333. doi:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000687 *+  

Luo, H., Lindell, D. Jurgens, C. Fan, Yongseng, & Yu, Liping. (2020) Symptom Perception and Influencing Factors in Chinese Patients with Heart Failure: A Preliminary Exploration. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health17(8), 2692; .

Jaffe, L, Lindell, D., Sullivan, A. & Huang, G. (2019) Clear skies ahead: optimizing the learning environment for critical thinking from a qualitative analysis of interviews with expert teacher. Perspectives on medical education, 8, 289-297.*+.

Poindexter, K., Hagler, D., Lindell, D. (2019) Educators’ and Administrators’ Perspectives of Nurse Educator Certification, Journal of Nursing Education, 58(9):502-509*+

Lindell, D. (2019) “The Disciplinary Perspective of Nursing: Commentary from Nursing Education” Advances in Nursing Science, 42:1 (83-84)+  

Thapa, N., Maharjan, M., Shrestha, G., Maharjan, N., Lindell, D., Zuo, N., Yang, J., Maskey, N., Cai, H. (2018). "Accuracy of Visual Tests for Primary Cervical Cancer Screening in Rural Nepal". J Nepal Med Assoc, 56(214):917-2*+^

Saver, C. & Nicoll, L. (2019) “My best writing/publishing advice for authors” (invited). D. Lindell’s contribution was incorporated and acknowledged in the article: “Writing and Publishing Advice from Authors & Editors” (2019) Nurse Author & Editor, 29(1).

Thapa, N., Shrestha, G., Maharjan, M., Lindell, D., Maskey, N., Shah, R., Ge, Cai, & Cai, H. (2018) Burde of cervical neoplasia in mid-western rural Nepal- A population-based study. J Gynecol Oncol. Sep;29(5):e64, *+^

Lindell, D., Koppelman, C., & Marchi, N. (2018) A Novel, Hybrid Approach to the Clinical Immersion Experience. Journal of Nurses Professional Development, 34(4):E1-E6. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000463*+

Lindell, D, & Hagler, D. (2018) “Acing the Behavioral Interview”, American Nurse Today Career Watch Annual Guide 2018 (invited) 


Doctor of Nursing Practice
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Nursing
Medical-Surgical Nursing
University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Skidmore College

Additional Information


State of Ohio, Registered Professional Nurse

National League for Nursing, Certified Nurse Educator

Related Sites

Graduate Entry Nursing Program