Dorothy Garrigus Adams Award for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards Recipient
“Linda Cronenwett: A leader in advancing professional standards”
Linda Cronenwett, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alpha Alpha Chapter
Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a professor and former dean of the School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Washington and her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in nursing from the University of Michigan. During 14 years as an administrator in the Department of Nursing, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Cronenwett provided leadership in nursing and inter-professional research utilization and quality improvement projects. Since 2005, she has been the principal investigator of a national initiative, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Cronenwett is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. She has served as a member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health and in numerous offices in professional associations.