Nursing
Faculty & Staff
Linda Cook
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs; Associate Professor of Nursing

Email: lcook@okcu.edu
Office: NSW 114
Phone: (405) 208-5904
Linda Cook, PhD, CNS, CNE, has been with KSN since 2007 and is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Before coming to KSN, she was on the faculty at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, the University of Maryland, Temple University, Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing (Pennsylvania), University of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Cook’s certifications include Certified Nurse Educator, Adult Mental Health Nursing, CCRN, and others. She has also maintained a therapy practice, coordinated the South Texas CISM team, published in a variety of professional journals, and has been active in professional organizations. Her PhD in Nursing is from the University of Pennsylvania with an emphasis in chemical dependence and women’s issues. Her MS in Nursing was earned at the University of Maryland in Adult Mental Health Nursing. She has bachelor’s degrees in nursing and psychology also from the University of Maryland, as well as a diploma in nursing from St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing.

Areas of Research:

Chemical Dependence:
  • Gender Issues in Addiction
  • Perceived Conflict, Sibling Position, Cut-Off, and Multi- Generational Transmission in the Family of Origin of Chemically Dependent Persons: An Application of Bowen Family Systems Theory
  • Pain Management in the Addicted Population
  • Women in Substance Abuse Recovery: Measures of Resilience and Self-Differentiation
Cultural Competence:
  • Increasing Risk of Addiction: Family and Cultural Factors
  • Gaining Access to Native American Cultures by Non-Native American Nursing Researchers
Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing:
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Nurse-Physician Relationships in the Emergency Setting and Coping with Death in the ER
Education:
  • Retaining Aging Faculty in the Nursing Education Workforce