Linda Rood
Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Nursing
Office Location: Nursing 160
Office Phone: 815-753-0812

Courses Taught

  • NURS 303 Foundations of Nursing
  • NURS 408 Genetics and Human Genomics
  • NURS 606 Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan
  • NURS 607 Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan Lab
  • NURS 633 Nursing Education Practicum: Clinical Setting
  • NURS 653 Internship: Infant, Child and Adolescent
  • NURS 663 Internship: Adults Across the Lifespan with an Emphasis on Women
  • NURS 673 Internship: Adults Across the Lifespan: Adult
  • NURS 705 Advanced Nursing Ethics


  • D.N.P., Southern Illinois University
  • M.S., Nursing, Northern Illinois University
  • B.S., Nursing Northern Illinois University
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University

Research Interests

  • Health disparities in men’s health
  • Heart failure length of hospital stay and how this affects readmission
  • Impact of COVID-19 on nursing education

Clinical Experience

  • 1988-1992: Biological Research Team Technician-Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago
  • 1993-2005: CVICU/MSICU & Surgical Units Registered nurse – Advocate Good Shepherd, Barrington
  • 2006-2007: CVICU Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular Surgery-Advocate Condell, Libertyville
  • 2007-2012: Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Medicine McHenry County, Crystal Lake
  • 2012-current: Heart Failure & Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner, Northwestern Medicine Huntley & McHenry

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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