Meet Our Chief Nursing Officer Hero

Meet Our Chief Nursing Officer

Linda Carroll, CNO
Linda Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, is Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.  She has been a leader and catalyst for change at Saint Peter’s University Hospital for more than 34 years. Linda embraces the concepts of shared governance and has set the foundation for exemplary professional practice by ensuring growth and development in nursing research and a professional practice council. She actively participates in nursing committee work.  
Under Linda’s leadership, Saint Peter’s nurses have achieved many honors, including becoming only the fifth hospital in the world to earn Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence five times in a row from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANNC.) Saint Peter’s intensive care and neonatal intensive care nurses also have received the Beacon Award for excellence in critical-care nursing from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for the fifth and second consecutive times, respectively.

Most recently Linda became the founder of the Saint Peter’s Opioid Task Force, an inter-professional committee representing nursing, social services, care coordination and community education at Saint Peter’s and local law enforcement, and township resources.  The committee is working to present community education programs and ensure that patients who come to Saint Peter’s experience coordinated care that addresses addiction.  

Linda’s leadership and advocacy has help to spearhead a school education program and a partnership with a local organization that makes it possible for recovery coaches to help patients brought to the Saint Peter’s Emergency Department. She personally has visited high schools and spoken at community events about the dangers of drug use.  Recently this program was nationally recognized by HealthTrust™ and awarded its 2018 Social Stewardship Award with Linda specifically honored for her contribution to the initiative.
Linda also played a critical role in the planning, development and construction of a multimillion dollar simulation learning lab that supports training and education for clinical teams throughout Saint Peter's and those in the community. She updated the blueprint for clinical education to include a multimodal approach to learning with the understanding that simulation provides an immersive experience that comprehensively trains teams.

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