Linda Caputi, RN, MSN, EdD, CNE, ANEF
Dr. Caputi is President of Linda Caputi, Inc., a nursing education consulting company and has worked with dozens of schools over the last 20 years on topics related to revising curriculum, teaching students to think, developing a concept-based curriculum, transforming clinical instruction, test item writing and test construction, using an evidence-based model for NCLEX success, and numerous other nursing education topics. Dr. Caputi co-authored a book with Dr. Giddens titled Mastering Concept-Based Teaching: A Guide for Faculty. Dr. Caputi has four edited books published through the NLN in the last 4 years and numerous book chapters and articles. Dr. Caputi is Professor Emeritus, College of DuPage, has taught in LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing programs. She has won six awards for teaching excellence from Sigma Theta Tau, included in 3 different years in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and was nominated for the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2005 from the National League for Nursing. The 2nd edition of her book Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science was selected as the winner of the 2010 Top Teaching Tools Award in the print category from the Journal of Nursing Education. She is the editor of the Innovation Column in the National League for Nursing’s journal Nursing Education Perspectus, is a Certified Nurse Educator, was inducted as a fellow into the NLN’s Academy of Nursing Education, and has served on the NLN's Board of Governors as well as numerous task forces and committees for the NLN. She is currently a site visitor for the NLN's new nursing accreditation commission, the CNEA.