Linda Copeland

Mrs. Copeland is a Principle of Cardinal Institute for Health Careers and its President. In addition to her administrative responsibility, Linda is the Vice President for Healthcare Education. In this role, she is accountable for monitoring the educational needs and trends in the Home Health Care industry and the development of clinical programs to meet those needs.Her extensive nursing experiences include Critical Care at Princeton Medical Center, Princeton, New Jersey; Perioperative Services at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; Emergency Medical Services, City of New York, New York; and Bellevue Hospital Center’s Emergency Services Critical Care Ward as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner in the City of New York. In addition, she was the primary Nursing Instructor for the federally funded Advanced Emergency Nurse Education Program.As Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at the Hospital Association of New York State (HANYS), Linda directed a consulting team specializing in compliance with Federal, State, and City laws and regulations, as well as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JAHCO) Standards.


After moving to Virginia, Ms. Copeland was Associate Professor at Germanna Community College and the Section Chief for License Practical Nursing Program. Subsequently, she was engaged to develop clinical educational programs for Germanna’s Center for Workforce and Community Education. Mrs. Copeland’s personal and professional philosophy concerning adult education is that teaching needs to be student-centered and learning is life-long. To that point, Linda is currently a Scholar in the Virginia Geriatric Education Center’s Faculty Development Program. The program is an interdisciplinary development opportunity in geriatrics and gerontology for faculty affiliated with institutions of education in Virginia.