Dr. Linda Dune
Dr. Linda DuneDirector, Bachelor of Science in NursingNatural Sciences
Dr. Linda Dune has extensive clinical experience in the field of critical care, emergency, and medical-surgical nursing. Her bedside patient care experiences have influenced her interest in symptom management. She describes herself as being high tech/high touch. Her clinical research area is grounded in Asian Bodyworks (Chinese therapeutic massage) and symptom management. Her education role research areas incorporate her interests in precepted clinical experiences, accelerated programs, critical thinking, and problem-based learning. She has designed several innovative RN to BSN accelerated and traditional BSN programs incorporating technology into clinical education.
Ph.D. Nursing Research, Texas Woman's University
Master's in Nursing, Texas Woman's University
BSN, The University of the State of New York
Dr. Dune has a wide range of clinical experience and therefore has been able to teach successfully in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. In the graduate program, she taught didactic and online components of education and graduate nursing core role course. She also has provided mentorship support to clinical courses for graduate nursing education students.
She has presented innovations in teaching such as, critical thinking and implementing precepted clinical experiences. She has developed innovative ways to use handheld computers in clinical education and innovative educational programs for preceptors.In the undergraduate program, she has taught face to face and online courses for RN-BSN and Second Degree BSN students for UH.
Along with online didactic courses, she also uses other forms of Web enhancement along with discussion boards, textbook web interfaces, interactive TV and white boards. She uses innovative teaching strategies through use of WebCT, Blackboard technology and online education links. She developed and implemented online innovations and has investigated continuous quality improvement to improve educational processes at the SON
Dune, L. (2008). Precepting undergraduate nursing students: the nurse's perspective. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 8(2), available at: www.cinahl.com/cgi-bin/refsvc?jid=1911&accno=2010062534.
Ownby, K., Dune, L.S. (2007). Delimiting debilitation: Forming a substantive theory for peripheral neuropathy in AIDS patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(1), 48-59.
Dune, L. (2006). Integrating tuina acupressure and traditional Chinese medicine concepts into a holistic nursing practice. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 2(6), 253-6.
Dune, L. S., Shiao, S-Y. P. K. (2006). Meta-analyses of acustimulation effects on postoperative nausea and vomiting in children. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing,2(4), 314-20.
Bennett DS, & Dune L.S. (2002). Everyday thoughts: harnessing the thought process toward a practical framework for increasing critical thinking and reducing error. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, Dec 14(4), 385-90.
2012 Dune, L. S. An innovative diagnostic and intervention method for success in an accelerated second-degree baccalaureate nursing program. Podium Networking for Education in Healthcare, Cambridge, UK
2005 Dune, L.S., Shiao, S-Y. P. K. Meta-analysis of Acupressure Studies: Effects on Nausea and Vomiting Related Symptoms in Children. Symposium Paper. Podium 16th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Hawaii.
She has taken the experiences of research areas of acupressure and stress management forward into the undergraduate curriculum. She guest lectures across the curriculum to bring the concepts of complementary medicine to the forefront of thought of newly developing students. She is sought out by educators in her area about potentials of incorporating technology into clinical education, acupressure, Chinese Integrative Care and Stress Management from her perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has consistently attained continuing education beyond what is required for re-certification and re-licensure. She is updating her material for lecture continually, based on current research in the area, student feedback, and peer review. She revised selected course units to integrate examples and best practice in the classroom for research interpretation and implications.
The organizations granting her education role awards include Sigma Theta Tau, Houston West Chamber of Commerce, Good Samaritan Foundation and American Association of Critical Care Nurses.