Linda D. Gregory

Adjunct Instructor PhD, RN

Programs and Courses Taught

Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing

N500 Transition to Profession Role of Nursing
N562 Profession Legal & Ethical Issues

About Me

I was conferred a PhD in Nursing in 2017 from the University of San Francisco. For over a decade, Dr. Gregory’s work has focused on supporting underrepresented minorities in the nursing profession. Dr. Gregory’s research focusses on improving experiences of underrepresented minority students in graduate nursing programs. She is particularly interested in promoting academic success, psychosocial well-being and social integration of this population. Dr. Gregory’s experience in nursing practice, education, workforce planning, outreach and travel to East Africa has influenced her to expand her interest to seek and develop partnerships that promote nurse empowerment, leadership, professional advocacy, and strengthen the global voice of nurses. Additionally, Dr. Gregory is interested in nursing research as a means to improve patient care and overall public health. Her future plans include continued research that will contribute to evidenced-based development of meaningful, student-centered programs that will enhance the experiences of underrepresented minority students and increase the academic success of nursing programs. 


PhD,2017; MSN,2003; BSN,2000; RN,1983 

Teaching Interests

Nursing Theory, Nursing Leadership, Introduction to Nursing Research

Scholarly Interests

My research focuses on understanding and improving the academic socialization, progression, and success of underrepresented minority nursing students enrolled in doctoral programs at predominately White universities.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

AACN, Association of Black Nurse Faculty
National Black Nurses Association/Bay Area Black Nurses Association
National Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; UCSF School of Nursing–Alpha Eta Chapter
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Community Service

My service activities are deeply rooted in my commitment to foster diversity in nursing academia and workforce. These activities are grounded in creating a healthy and inclusive learning environment in which faculty and students are retained and thrive, particularly faculty and students of color. Ensuring a diverse workforce in health professions is a crucial and essential component to delivering culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate care.