Linda Hadden

Associate Professor


Linda Hadden specializes in nursing. She is a certified Adult and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Her specialty as a Nurse Practitioner included working in primary care, emergency department and in a neurosurgical practice. She is currently a lecturer and speaker.

Doctorate of Nursing
University of Minnesota

Post-Master's Certificate, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
St. Catherine University

Master of Science, Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner
St. Catherine University

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
University of Minnesota

Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in both Zeta and Chi Chapters.

Member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Member of National Association of Pediatric Associates and Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Hadden's doctorate of nursing research included the development and evaluation of Palliative Care Services for Heart Failure Patients.

  • Advanced Health Assessment at St. Catherine University
  • Advanced Health Assessment at Mankato State University

Consultant in Palliative care in several metro hospitals

Palliative and Hospice certified Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Palliative Care Specialist

Registered nurse in the medical-surgical and emergency departments at Abbott Northwestern Hospital (now Allina Health)

Instructor for the American Health Association – taught Basic and Advanced Life Support

Developer and manager of the first Twin Cities metro urgent care within the hospital setting employing nurse practitioners

Medical director for Woodlake Medical Clinic

Chapter author for the Core Curriculum for the Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Registered Nurse

Current chapter co-author of the 3rd edition of the Core Curriculum for the Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Registered Nurse