D.N.P., M.S.N., B.S.N., CNE
Director of A.B.S.N. Program
Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Community of Policy, Populations and Systems
Linda Cassar has worked primarily with the maternal/child health patient population over her 30 years as a nurse, working in Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby, High-Risk Antepartum, and Outpatient Community Perinatal Education. Currently, she teaches across all programs in the School of Nursing, teaching OB and Women’s Health, Nursing Leadership, and serving as a DNP project adviser.
Professionally, Dr. Cassar is active in The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). She is a member of the Virginia Section/Northern Virginia/DC chapter. In 2018, she was selected to participate in AWHONN’s Emerging Leaders program. Since that time, she has served on the national level as a member of their Research Advisory Panel and their Membership Committee. She also serves as an item writer for the National Certification Corporation (NCC) for their core Inpatient Antepartum certification.
Dr. Cassar’s research includes evaluating nurses’ support for newly delivered breastfeeding mothers and factors that contribute to compassion fatigue in Labor and Delivery nurses.
- Improving clinical care for OB patients
- The George Washington University, Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership (2016)
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Master of Science in Nursing (2006)
- William Paterson College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1991)
- Infant Health
- Maternal / Child Health
- Sexual Health
- Women's Health