Linda Hassler , DNP, RN, APN, GCNS-BC, CNE, FGNLA

Assistant Professor

Division of Entry to Baccalaureate Nursing

Newark Health Sciences

ACK 360


Specialty: Leadership, gerontology

Education & Training

  • DNP – Rutgers University
  • MS – Rutgers University
  • BSN – Monmouth University
  • AAS – Brookdale Community College

Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Nurse Residency programs, Managing Challenging Dementia Related Behaviors

Clinical Specialties

  • Gerontological nursing, Long term care, Leadership, Foundations

Recent Research Activities/Funded Projects

  • Quality Improvement protocol: Promoting Competency-Based Education Using a Multi-Patient Simulation, Dr. Michele Roberts, PI, Dr. Linda Hassler, Co-PI.
  • Quality Improvement protocol: Simulation Integration to Promote Competency-Based Education, PI – Dr. Michele Roberts, Co-Investigators: Dr. Anthony Fillipelli, Dr. Linda Hassler, Dr. Barbara Sinacori

Recent Publications

  • Weaver, S., Hassler, L.J., & Antonio , R. (2021). NJSNA Congress on Policy and Practice, Medication Administration by Unlicensed Assistive Personnel.
  • Cadmus, E., Salmond, S., Hassler, L.J., Black, K., & Bohnarczyk, N. (2017). Developing a Residency in Post-Acute Care. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • Jarren, O., Hassler, L. & Tedros, P. (2023). Ackley & Ludwig’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 13th Edition, Chapters: Chronic Confusion, Impaired Memory, Wandering
  • Hassler, L.J., Moscarella, D., Easley, L., & Olaode, S. (2021). Flipped Clinical Teaching: Battling COVID-19 with Creative and Active Pedagogy. Journal of Nursing Education, 60 (1), 534-537.
  • Hassler, L. (2020). Improving staff response to challenging dementia related behaviors. The Director, 28(2), 22-26.
  • Salmond, S., Cadmus, E., Black, K., Bohnarczyk, N., & Hassler, L.J. (2017). Long term care nurse residency program: Evaluation of new nurse experiences and lessons learned. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48 (10), 474-484. 2016
  • Cadmus, E., Salmond, S., Hassler, L.J., Black, K., & Bohnarczyk, N. (2016). Creating a Long Term Care New Nurse Residency and Preceptor Model. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47 (5), 234-240