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Johanson has been named interim chair of the Department of Nursing

BOONE—Dr. Linda Johanson has been named interim chair of the Department of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. She replaces Dr. Wanda Stutts who chaired the department from 2010-12.

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She has worked in nursing education since 1980. Johanson began her career at Appalachian in 2010 with the launch of the Department of Nursing’s prelicensure program. Johanson received her bachelor and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Illinois and her doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University.

Prior to joining the faculty at Appalachian, Johanson taught at St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing, Northern Illinois University, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, University of North Carolina Charlotte and Lenoir-Rhyne University. Johanson’s area of research interest is nursing education. She has been a regular participant of medical mission work and has completed mission trips to Russia, Honduras, Mexico, Uganda, Myanmar, Guatemala and the Phillipines.

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