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

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

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

  • Critical Thinking
  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Qualitative Methods 

Research Projects


  • 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, NLN Academy of Nursing Education

External Appointments

Visiting Faculty
Wuhan University School of Health Science


Lindell, D., Hagler, D., & Poindexter, K. (2017) “PhD or DNP: Defining the path to your career destination.” American Nurse Today, 12 (2): 36-39. (Invited by editor). 

Lindell, D., Hagler, D., & Poindexter, K. (2016) Career options for nurse educators: Academic nurse educator. American Nurse Today2017 Education Guide, 11(9):8-9.

*Jaffe, L., Lindell, D., & Sullivan, A. , Huang, G (2016)  Optimizing the learning environment to teach critical thinking: Qualitative analysis of interviews with expert teachers. Teaching & Learning in Medicine, submitted November, 2016.

*Rosciano, A, Lindell, D., Dimarco, M, & Bryer, J. (2016) “Nurse Practitioners’ Use of Intuition”. Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 12(8), 560-565.

*Su, Jingjing., Lindell, D. (2016) "Promoting the Menstrual Health of Adolescent Girls in China". Nursing and Health Sciences, on-line doi: 10.1111/nhs.12295

Lindell, D., Poindexter, K., & Hagler, D.  (2016) “Becoming a Healthcare Simulation Educator”. American Nurse Today 11:5 (58-59).

*Huang, G., Lindell, D., Jaffe, L. & Sullivan, A. (2016) “A multi-site study of strategies to teach critical thinking: 'why do you think that?'” Med Educ. Feb;50(2):236-49. doi: 10.1111/medu.12937.

*Hlabse, M., Dowling, D., Lindell, D., Underwood, P., Barsman, S. (2016) “Supports and Barriers to Successful Progression in a DNP Program: Students’ Perspectives”. Nurse Educator, 41(5), 256-261.doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000251

*Raunick, C, Lindell, D, Morris, D., & Backman, T (2015) “Vicarious trauma among sexual assault nurse examiners”. The Journal of Forensic Nursing CE Feature.11:3 (123-128). DOI: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000085

Lindell, D., Hagler, D., Poindexter, K. (2015) “Your Path to Becoming a Nurse Educator” American Nurse Today: Vol. 10 No. 5.

Poindexter, K., Hagler, D., & Lindell, D. (2015) “Designing authentic assessment: strategies for nurse educators.” Nurse Educator.Jan-Feb; 40(1):36-40. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000091

*Brown, S., Lindell, D., Dolansky, M. & Garber, J. (2014) Nurses’ professional values and attitudes toward collaboration with physicians”. Nursing Ethics, Mar;22(2):205-16. doi: 10.1177/0969733014533233. Epub 2014 May 30.

Hagler, D., Poindexter, K., & Lindell, D. “Integrating your experience and opportunities to prepare for nurse educator certification” Nurse Educator, 2014 Jan-Feb;39(1):45-8. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000002.

*Swickard, S., Swickard, Reimer, A., & Lindell, D. (2014) "Adaptation of the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care to critical care transport.". Critical Care Nurse 34(1): 16-28, doi: 10.4037/ccn2014573. 


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