Linda Finch, PhD, MSN, ANP-BC
Associate Dean / Associate Professor
Methodist Healthcare Llewellyn Legacy Professor of Nursing
AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Fellow
ANF/Dorothy Cornelius Scholar
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Dr. Finch's program of research focuses on interpersonal relationships, communication
dimensions, and perceptions and outcomes of caring between nurses and their patients.
She has numerous publications in these areas. Additionally, Dr. Finch has developed
and published a substantive theory of nurse caring with elders experiencing chronic
illnesses. She continues to study this theory, Personalized Nurse Caring, for its
application to other populations. Another area of on-going study involves identifying
patterns and predictors of socialization and withdrawal into the nursing profession.
- Caring and Perceived Health Outcomes in Chronically Ill Pediatric Patient-Nurse Dyads:
Developing a Grounded Theory (Principal Investigator, PI)
- Patterns of Professional and Occupational Socialization into and Predictors and Patterns
of Withdrawal from the Nursing Profession (Co-PI)
Finch, L., et.al. (2010). Marketing Nursing as a Profession: Integrated Marketing
Strategies to Address the Nursing Shortage. Health Marketing Quarterly, 27(3), 291-306.
Finch, L.P. (2008). Development of a substantive theory of nurse caring. International Journal for Human Caring, 12(1), 25-32.
Finch, L.P. (2005). Nurses' communication with patients: Examining relational communication
dimensions and relationship satisfaction. International Journal of Human Caring,9(4), 14-23.
Finch, L.P. (2006). Patients' communication with nurses: Relational communication
and preferred nurse behaviors. International Journal of Human Caring, 10(4), 14-22.
Dr. Finch has taught both undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN) students at LSON.
Her most recent teaching has been in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. Dr Finch
enjoys engaging and challenging students online, in the classroom, and in clinical
settings as they explore nursing roles, responsibilities, and relationships.
Dr. Finch serves on the Faculty Senate, is a member of the editorial Board of the
Tennessee Nurse, and is an active member of Beta Theta Chapter-at-Large, Sigma Theta
Dr. Finch is an ANCC board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and she maintains a
practice in a long-term care setting..
Dr. Finch is married, has two adult children, and five granddaughters. On any given
day, whether in the office or at home, Dr. Finch will have a low volume of jazz, big
band, or swing music softly playing in the background. As she remarks, �music feeds
the soul and calms the spirit.� Other interests include antiquing, traveling, and
making new discoveries.