Andrea Lindell

Vice Provost
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Andrea Lindell received her PhD in Nursing, MSN at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and BSN at Villa Maria College, Erie, PA. Currently Andrea Lindell serves as Vice-Provost ,College of Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Nursing. She served as Associate Dean then Dean of the School of Nursing at Walden University since March, 2013. The School of Nursing has RN/BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs. From 2011 -2013, Dr. Lindell served as Walden University DNP Program Director. January 2017, she was selected and awarded the title of Laureate Health Sciences Specialist from the Health Sciences Laureate International Universities for advancing the education of health professions and helping other network institutions in achieving excellence in the field of Health Sciences. Prior, Dr. Lindell served as Dean and Professor of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati since 1990 until 2011 where she also held the position of Assoc. Sr. Vice President for Academic Health Affairs in the Medical Center. In the role as Dean of the College of Nursing, she supervised multiple on-campus and off-campus academic programs ranging from traditional/non-traditional. Dr. Lindell also developed and supervised international collaborative academic programs partnerships with Yonsi University, Seoul Korea, Seoul National University, Pam American University, Mexico City, Mexico, Kyoto Hospital, Kyoto, Japan and others. Dr. Lindell was the founder and interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati for 9 years while serving as Dean of the College of Nursing concurrently. Andrea led the development of the University Medical Center for Professional Continuing Education and Development. Dr. Lindell held national leadership positions as Treasurer then President of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), University Representative and Treasurer on the Council on Accreditation of Anesthesia Educational Programs, Midwest Alliance in Nursing (MAIN) and is the current Vice- Chair, Board of Trustees, Denver School of Nursing and member of the Minnesota Association Council of Nursing (MACN). She served on numerous board and committee positions at the local, state and national levels. She held director positions on two corporate boards and Chair of the Omnicare Foundation. Currently holds director position on one corporate board. Dr. Lindell has authored numerous publications in referred journals, book chapters, served as journal reviewer, has given presentations nationally and internationally and keynote speaker at several University commencements. Dr. Lindell has served in roles as accreditation on-site reviewer for the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (Board of Review as member/Chair and on-site reviewer) and board member for accreditation on the National Council of Nurse Anesthesia (COA). She also served as lead reviewer and consultant on the King Hussein Excellence in Education project for the assessment and evaluation of all nursing programs in Jordan. She is a national/international consultant in areas of program development, curriculum design and implementation, program evaluation strategies and accreditation readiness. Dr. Lindell has received numerous awards as; Outstanding Leadership in Nursing, Outstanding Alumni, American Association of Colleges of Nursing National Sr. Armiger Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education (2010) and Women Worth Watching in 2015 Award by the Journal of Diversity.


PhD, The Catholic University of America

D.N.Sc., The Catholic University of America

MSN, The Catholic University of America

BSN, Villa Maria College

Public Service

Council of Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia, Committee Member - Chicago Headquarters


Alsup, S., Emerson, L., Lindell, A., Bechtle, M., Whitmer, K. (2006). Nursing Cooperative Partnership: A Recruitment Benefit. Journal of Nursing Administration

Vale, D., Schmidt, S., Mills, E., Shaw, T., Lindell, A. (2003). A Collaborative Effort between Nurse Leaders to Address the Hospital Nursing Shortage. Nursing Leadership Forum

Hern, M., Chung, H., Lindell, A., Kim, C. (2000). Linking Hands Online: The Korean Connection. Reflection on Nursing Leadership. Sigma Theta Tau International


Lindell, A. (2010). Looking Forward Toward the Future. Fortis College

Lindell, A. (2010). Person Centered Care:Is It For Us?. Conference at Episcopal Retirement Homes

Lindell, A. (2009). Achieving Excellence in Nursing Education for Nursing Practice. Annual Forum of Pediatric Nursing Development

Johnson, L., Lindell, A. (2008). Entrepreneurship: To Do or Not To Do. Women's Leadership Conference

Lindell, A. (2008). The Future of Nursing: Shifting Paradigms. Dayton Area Nurse Educators (DANE) and Dayton Organization of Nurse Executives (DONE), Annual meeting

Lindell, A. (2007). Nursing Today and Tomorrow. Women's Queen City Club Annual Meeting

Lindell, A. (2007). Rise to the Challenge and Create Nursing's Future Roles. Keynote Address- Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony

Lindell, A. (2006). Educational Models for Advanced Education in the USA: AACN Position. CICAD Schools of Nursing

Lindell, A. (2006). Nursing Credentialing and Licensing. International Conference: Applications of Human Performance in Health and Disability

Lindell, A. (2005). What's Ahead for the Nursing Profession-Getting Curriculum Ready for the Next Millennium. American Association of Nurse Executives National Conference-Information

Lindell, A. (2004). Curricular Design: A Community Based Approach. Cox School of Nursing

Lindell, A. (2004). From Here Your Journey Begins. Commencement Keynote Address, St.Vincent's School of Nursing