Linda Honan is a Professor who has taught in the GEPN Program since 1989; she is responsible for Medical Surgical Nursing didactic, Applied Anatomy, and is Associate Director for Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) for Yale School of Nursing, Yale School of Medicine and the Yale Physician Associate Program.
She obtained her nursing diploma from the Meriden-Wallingford Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from Southern Connecticut State University, her MSN from Yale School of Nursing, and her PhD at the University of Connecticut.
A scholar and clinical educator dedicated to understanding and developing effective and innovative techniques for clinical education, Professor Honan has been recognized for her creativity and the development of novel and effective teaching strategies for adult learners with numerous awards. Her research reveals that diagnostic observations can be significantly improved by training in the visual examination of works of art, that the narratives of student experiences can give insight into the process of learning nursing, and aural training with music improves auscultative abilities. She spearheaded the development of the Creative Writing Award and created the books, “Do you see what I see?” which are compilations of students journaling. Additionally, she developed a state wide public education program “Have Bones, Will Travel” which introduces elementary school children and young adults to human anatomy with an emphasis on health and safety.
She edited the first medical surgical textbook for accelerated nursing programs, and has published qualitative and quantitative research. She is dedicated to understanding and developing effective and innovative techniques for clinical education.