Linda Briggs DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Program Director, Adult-Gero. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Associate Professor (Tenured)

Linda A. Briggs, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP is a tenured associate professor of nursing and director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Her leadership roles have included president of the Nurse Practitioner Association of the District of Columbia, president of the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and member of the Cardiovascular Standing Committee at the National Quality Forum. She has served in a variety of practice roles, including as a cardiovascular surgery program coordinator, a hospitalist nurse practitioner and a nurse practitioner for an interventional cardiology service. Dr. Briggs has been educating nurse practitioner students since 1996 and maintains dual certification as both an adult nurse practitioner and an acute care nurse practitioner. She is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, a 2017 recipient of the GW Bender Teaching Award and was recently named a Fulbright Scholar.

  • Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Fellow, Nightingale Society
  • Award for the Student with the Highest Average in Scholarship — The University of Maryland Alumni Association
  • Nurse practitioner workforce and scope of practice issues
  • Cardiovascular disease in women
  • The George Washington University – Doctor of Nursing Practice (2010)
  • The Catholic University of America – Post-Master's Certificate in the field of Adult Nurse Practitioner (1994)
  • The Catholic University of America – Master of Science in Nursing (1998)
  • The University of Maryland – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1978)
  • Leslie, M. S., & Briggs, L. A. (2016). Preeclampsia and the risk of future vascular disease and mortality. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 61, 
  • Brown, H., & Briggs, L. A. (2015). Chapter 17: Hypertensive emergencies. The advanced practice nurse cardiovascular clinician. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Briggs, L. A. (2015). Chapter 18: Acute coronary syndrome. The advanced practice nurse cardiovascular clinician. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Briggs, L. A. (2015). Chapter 20: Shock states: Cardiogenic and obstructive. The advanced practice nurse cardiovascular clinician. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Brown, H., & Briggs, L. A. (2015). Chapter 21: Aortic dissection. The advanced practice nurse cardiovascular clinician. New York, NY: Springer
  • Briggs, L. A. (2015). Chapter 22: Pericarditis and infective endocarditis. The advanced practice nurse cardiovascular clinician. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Brown, H., & Briggs, L. A. (2015). Chapter 23: Syncope. The advanced practice nurse cardiovascular clinician. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Briggs, L. A. (2015). Chapter 24: Sudden cardiac death and arrest. The advanced practice nurse cardiovascular clinician. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Briggs, L. A., & Anderson, K. (2015). Chapter 19: Acute decompensated heart failure. The advanced practice nurse cardiovascular clinician. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Athey, E., Leslie, M. S., Briggs, L. A., Park, J., Falk, N., Pericak, A., El-Banna, M., & Greene (2015). How important are autonomy and work setting to nurse practitioners’ job satisfaction. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
  • El-Banna, M. M., Briggs, L. A., Leslie, M. S., Athey, E. K., Pericak, A., Falk, N. L., & Greene, J. (2015). Does prior RN clinical experience predict academic success in graduate nurse practitioner programs? Journal of Nursing Education, 54(5), 276-280.
  • Posey, L., Davis, S., Briggs, L., & Sheingold, B. (2014). Communities of inquiry in online nurse practitioner education. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(10), e77-e86.