Linda A. Streit, Ph.D., RN

LindaStreit131_180pxDean and Professor

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Office Number: (678) 547-6798
Office FAX: (678) 547-6796
Email: Streit_LA@mercer.edu

BS - Indiana State University
MS - Old Dominion University
PhD - The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Linda A. Streit received her bachelor of science in nursing from Indiana State University, master of science in nursing from Old Dominion University, and her doctor of philosophy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She is the project director for over $4 million in external funding to support Mercer University graduate programs.  Over the years, her research presentations have spanned the globe, including international presentations in the United States, Greece, Taiwan, Russia, and Canada.  She was the chief organizer for the American International Health Care Alliance program, which provided support to nursing faculty and students at The Medical University of I. P. Pavlov in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has held many positions in academe but she currently serves as the dean for nursing at Mercer University.  Her leadership position extends to involvement in many professional groups, including:  Georgia grassroots liaison for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; accreditation site visit team member for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, as well as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; board member and treasurer of the Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors, immediate past board member for the Southern Regional Education Board, nursing division; Ethics Board for Northside Hospital; and numerous professional memberships in organizations.

She is most passionate about her commitment and service to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI).  She volunteers as a reviewer for many STTI awards and she supports philanthropy efforts within the organization; she is proud to be a Virginia Henderson Fellow.  She is serving her second consecutive term as STTI North America Region 7 Coordinator, which includes support for STTI chapters in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico. 

Dr. Streit has authored several book chapters and research publications on topics related to cardiac disorders, infection, and nursing education and serves as a reviewer for publishers. She is the recipient of many honors and awards of excellence, including outstanding faculty member awards at multiple colleges and universities.  Dr. Streit, an acclaimed educator and clinical practitioner, participates in classroom and clinical education, as well as assuming the responsibilities associated with her administrative role.  She is a Virginia Henderson Fellow, a consultant to nursing faculty, nursing student groups, agencies, and in the review of health care.