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Linda Celia, DNP, RN, BC

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Linda Celia


Assistant Clinical Professor

Undergraduate Nursing
Accelerated Career Entry BSN Department
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Co-Op Department

Linda M. Celia, DNP, is an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She earned a BSN from Neumann University, an MSN from Villanova University in Nursing Education and a DNP in Nursing Education from Drexel University. Celia has extensive experience in clinical nursing practice and continuing nursing education. She has extensive experience as a nurse educator and nurse manager at a university hospital for over 42 years.

She has her medical-surgical certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has presented on numerous nursing topics and professional topics at local, regional and national conferences.

Academic Distinctions

2010- Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania – Nursing education

Professional Society

American Nurses Association (ANA)
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA)
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Selected Publications

  • Wittman-Price, Celia, L. & Dunn, R. (2013). Successful Implementation of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Projects. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. Wittman-Price, R., Celia, L., Conners, S., Dunn, R., & Chabot, J. (2011). Exploring perceptions of nursing image in an inner-city hospital. Nursing 2011, 41(9): 23-27.
  • Celia, L. (2011) Student suicide prevention. In M. E. Smith Glasgow, H. M. Dreher, & C. Oxholm (Eds.), Legal issues confronting today’s nursing faculty. A case study approach. Philadelphia, PA. F.A. Davis Publishing .
  • Wittman-Price, R. & Celia, L. (2010). Exploring perceptions of “Do Not Resusciate: and “Allowing Natural Death” among physicians and nurses. Holistic Nursing Practice, 24(6), 333-337.
  • Research Interests

    Nursing education with heart failure patients, discharge readiness


    Medical-surgical-telemetry nursing care and continuing nursing education.

  • Drexel University – Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2016
  • Villanova University – Master of Science in Nursing Education, 1985
  • Neumann University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1977