Linda A. Havey, DNP, RN-BC, RNC-OB

Linda
A
Havey, DNP, RN-BC, RNC-OB
Assistant Professor
Linda Havey poses for a headshot

Full Time
Nursing
[P](802) 453-4593
ADN, Vermont Technical College; BSN, Drexel University; MSN, Norwich University; DNP, Duquesne University

I wish I could say that I always wanted to be a nurse.  I was pregnant with twins when I was laid off from my job as a mortgage underwriter in the first housing crisis in 2003.  Unable to find work, I went back to school.  I had talked extensively to a nurse educator at the bedside when I was inpatient awaiting the birth. I knew that I loved to teach and was fascinated by her job.  I started my nursing prerequisite courses when my twins were 6 months old.  I completed my LPN certificate when they were 16 months old; my associate’s degree (ADN) when they were 3. 
            Once I started practicing in the Birth Center of a tertiary care center, I was hooked.  I started precepting new hire RNs when I had been in my position just over a year.  I completed my Bachelors (BSN) just 5 years after I had been originally laid off.   In 2010, I started teaching clinically in the ADN program that I had completed.  I completed my Masters (MSN) in nursing education in 2012 and accepted a position as the educator in the Birth Center.  I discovered that not only was nursing a passion, but nursing education – all facets of it, is what drives me. I started working on my Doctorate (DNP) in May 2015 - the same month I accepted a position as an assistant professor of nursing here at VTC.  I teach exclusively in the online BSN program. I graduated from my Duquesne University with my DNP in May 2017. 
When not working, I am home with my awesome husband, teenage twins, tween son, 75lb labradoodle, 20lb beagle, 12lb kitty, 10lb bunny and a small leopard gecko.  I love to knit and read spy novels.  I am also a sports mom – girls play softball, soccer, field hockey, and indoor softball – year round running!  My little guy is a great wrestler – all 85lbs of him!