Linda Martin, MCCC’s Dean of Science and Health Professions, Earns Doctorate

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WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Dr. Linda Martin, dean of Science and Health Professions at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), has recently been awarded her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University of Miami, Florida.

Her dissertation, “Predicting Academic and NCLEX-RN Success in an Associate Degree Nursing Program,” has immediate application to her work at MCCC. The focus is on how to maximize student success in Nursing programs and on the licensure exam. Based on her research, the college has introduced a number of changes to Nursing program admission and progression policies, and will be comparing student success rates. For more details on her research click here.

Also serving as director of MCCC’s Nursing program since 2005, Dr. Martin was interim dean in 2006-07, and has taught the Nursing program’s capstone course since 2005. She initiated development of the Direct Health Care Provider program at MCCC to meet healthcare workforce needs in Mercer County, and secured a $20,000 grant from Johnson and Johnson to equip a program laboratory. She assisted in developing the Cooperative Nursing Program between St. Francis Medical Center and the college, and she established a Nursing Alumni Chapter.

MCCC Dean Linda Martin

Before joining Mercer, Dr. Martin was director of the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program and Director of the Center for Academic Support Services at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Her 15 years experience at Rutgers College of Nursing Center for Professional Development included gerontology and nursing licensure exam preparation.

Martin holds a BS in Nursing from Trenton State College, an MS in Nursing from Rutgers Graduate School, and a post-master’s certificate as an Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner from Rutgers College of Nursing. She is an NLN-Certified Nurse Educator, an ANCC Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Gerontological Nursing, and holds ANCC Generalist Certification in Gerontological Nursing. She is also a member of numerous professional committees.

In 2000 she received the Employee Values in Practice Award from St. Francis Medical Center of Trenton, and has been recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who in American Nursing, and the National League for Nursing Ambassadors.

More on Dr. Martin's research here.

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