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Linda M.  Shepherd

DNP, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Consultant

Background


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Healthcare Systems Leadership from James Madison University
  • Master of Business Administration with a specific focus in Leadership from Liberty University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Lynchburg
  • Registered Nurse in Virginia (compact state)
  • NEA-BC (Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified) American Nurses Credentialing Center)

Professional Experience


  • Bedside Registered Nurse
    • RN III - Level 1 Neurotrauma Intensive Care - Centra Health Lynchburg General, Lynchburg, VA US
    • RN III - Level 1 Neurotrauma Intensive Care –Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA. US
    • RN III – Emergency Department- Novant Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC US
  • Director
    • Director Clinical Decision Unit – Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Hospital Montgomery – Blacksburg, VA US
    • Director Critical Care Services/ Dialysis – Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Hospital Pulaski – Pulaski, VA US
    • Director Surgical Services – Carilion Clinic New River Valley Hospital – Christiansburg, VA US
  • Educator
    • Surgical Services Educator - Carilion Clinic New River Valley Hospital – Christiansburg, VA USA
  • Executive Leader
    • Chief Nursing Officer – Ballad Health Johnston Memorial Hospital – Abingdon, VA US
    • Chief Nursing Officer – Ballad Health Smyth County Hospital – Smyth County, VA US
    • Chief Nursing Officer (Interim) - Cayman Islands Health Service Authority (CIHSA)- Georgetown, Grand Cayman – Cayman Islands
    • Chief Nursing Officer – Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Hospital Pulaski – Pulaski, VA US
    • Executive Healthcare Consultant – Cayman Islands Health Service Authority (CIHSA)- Georgetown, Grand Cayman – Cayman Islands
  • Manager
    • Assistant Manager Quality - Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Hospital Pulaski – Pulaski, VA US
  • Researcher
    • Corporate Research Leader – Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) - Nashville, TN US

Professional Affiliations and Certifications


  • Past President – Virginia Nurses Association
  • Past Treasure- Virginia Nurses Association
  • Past Secretary – Virginia Nurses Association
  • Election Board Chair – Virginia Nurses Foundation
  • Treasurer Dress for Success – New River Valley Chapter (Virginia)

Education


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Lynchburg – Lynchburg, VA US
  • Master of Business Administration with focus on Leadership from Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA US
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Healthcare Systems Leadership from James Madison University- Harrisonburg, VA US