Associate Degree Nursing facultyEl Centro College
Linda Merritt holds a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Baylor University in Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) in Ewing, N.J. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in nursing science at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Tx.
She holds current licensure and certification in the state of Texas and has been licensed in New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio and Massachusetts. Specialty certifications include RNC-NIC (neonatal intensive care) nursing by the National Certification Corporation; and NRP Hospital Based Instructor by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
She has served as El Centro nursing faculty since 2014 and previously taught in the nursing programs of Grayson County Community College in Denison, Tx. and Collin College of McKinney, Tx. She has worked as a registered nurse in the NICU of Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton, Tx.; and as an RN II at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital of Allen, Tx.; as a staff nurse at Baylor Medical Center of Carrollton, Tx.; and as a nurse manager at Beverly Hospital of Beverly, Ma.
She is a member of the National League of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International; the National Association of Neonatal Nurses; the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing; and the Texas Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. She is a peer reviewer for the journal Advances in Neonatal Care and a volunteer for Hand to Hold. She was inducted into Epsilon Omega Epsilon Honor Society in 2011 and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society in 2000.