Professor of Nursing
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MSN, Gonzaga University
BSN, Whitworth College
B.A., Whitworth College
Dr. Linda Veltri, Dean of the School of Nursing, is responsible for ensuring the quality and excellence of the University’s undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She provides leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all academic programs for the School of Nursing and oversees the allocation of fiscal and human resources to ensure quality learning outcomes. She has over 20 years of nursing experience in various roles ranging from staff nurse and manager to academia. Dr. Veltri values teamwork, continuous quality improvement, and collaborative partnerships. She strives to capitalize on her strengths of building and implementing new nursing programs and fostering relationships within the nursing community.
Dr. Veltri’s area of clinical expertise is maternal-newborn nursing, and her research experience is related to clinical learning and simulation in nursing. While teaching at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, she created and implemented two maternal-newborn simulations that contributed to student learning of normal and complicated nursing care of postpartum women and newborns. Dr. Veltri has published in the area of clinical simulation and learning, family nursing with childbearing families, and curriculum development. In addition, she serves as the Chair of Bushnell’s Curriculum Review Panel and Lane Community College’s Nursing Advisory Board. She is a member of Sigma, an International Nursing Honor Society, Nurses Christian Fellowship, and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.
Dr. Veltri received a Doctorate of Philosophy from The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2010, a Master’s of Science from Gonzaga University in 2002, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Whitworth College in 1996. She considers it a great honor to serve as Associate Dean of Nursing and looks forward to partnering with students to advance their education and pursue God’s calling in their lives.