Linda Shand

  • Associate Professor, Nursing
Dr. Linda Shand

Dr. Linda Shand received her BSN in Nursing from Seton Hall University and began her nursing career at Children's Hospital in NJ. An MA in nursing education from NYU allowed her to combine interests in Pediatric nursing and teaching. She completed her Ph.D. while working as a research nurse in the area of maternal-child HIV/AIDS.

A residency as Faculty Scholar at the Harvard Center for Palliative Care served to coalesce decades of experience caring for children with life-threatening diseases. Areas of teaching include Undergraduate/RN-BSN courses, Graduate Nursing Education, and Palliative Care.

The focus of her current scholarly work is educational gaming. As Faculty Scholar-in-Residence at NYU, she developed a prototype for an educational board game on grief and grieving. Dr. Shand's most recent publications include a chapter, "Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies: Don't Ask, Don't Tell," in Cancer and End-of-Life, published by the Hospice Foundation of America; and "When Does It Get Easier?" in The Forum published by the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

Ph.D.  New York University

MS      New York University

BSN    Seton Hall University

Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse CHPN

National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator  CNE

Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine