Faculty & Staff Directory

Linda Bolin, PhD, MSN, RN, ANP

Assistant Professor
Nursing Science
Office: 2116 Health Sciences Building
Phone: (252) 744-6357

BSN

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Nursing

MSN

Medical University of South Carolina

Advanced Adult Health

ANP

Duke University

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Credential

East Carolina University

Medical Education

PhD

East Carolina University

Nursing Science

Postdoctoral Credential

East Carolina University

Biofeedback

 

Bio

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Biofeedback and Heart Rate Variability
  •  Symptom & Integrated Disease Management
  • Self-Care Behaviors
  • Health Disparities and Burden of Diseases
  • Interprofessional Practice in Healthcare

Blog/Twitter/Facebook links

News

Referred Articles/Papers

Bolin, L. P., Crane, P., & Horne, C.  (2018). Adherence to Low Salt Diet in African Americans with Hypertension.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, June 12.  doi: 10.1111/jocn.14551

Bolin, L. P., Crane, P., Powell, J., Horne, C., & Floegel, T.  (2018). Factors Affecting Physical Activity in African Americans with Hypertension.  Applied Nursing Research, 41. 62-67. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2018.04.003

Berlowitz, D. R., Foy, C. G., Kazis, L. E., Bolin, L. P., . . .  Whittle, J.  (2017). Effect of intensive blood-pressure treatment on patient-reported outcomes.  The New England Journal of Medicine, 377(8), 733-744.

Pajewski, N. M., Williamson, J, D., Applegate, W. B., Berlowitz, D., R., Bolin, L. P., . . . Supiano, M. A.  (2016). Characterizing frailty status in SPRINT. The Journal of Gerontology Series, 71(5). 649 – 655. 

Book Chapters

Gantt, L.T., Robey, W., Bolin, L., & Congdon, T. (2008). Improving Patient Safety through Student Nurse-Resident Team Training: The Central Venous Catheterization Pilot Project. In S.H. Campbell & K. Daly (Eds.). Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Educators: Making It Real (pp. 229-237). New York: Springer.

Bolin, L. P. (1994).  Nursing management of adults with hypertension.  In Beare and Meyers (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Adult Health Nursing, St. Louis: Mosby.

Books and Monographs

Non-Refereed Articles/Papers

Grants

2018    Principal Investigator

“Use of Biofeedback for Young Adults in Eastern NC At-Risk for Cardiovascular Disease”

Medical Health Science Foundation, East Carolina University, $25,000

 

2017    Co-PI with James Powell, M.D.

“Healthy Lifestyles to Impact Outcomes Study (HELIOS)”

ECU Site: Multi-center Trial Proposal, Clinical Coordinating Center-Wake Forrest University

Division of Public Health Science.  Sponsoring Agency:  NHLBI (funding pending)

 

2017    Principal Investigator

“ECU Lab School for Interprofessional Educational Opportunities” 

EAHEC Clinical Site Development Grant, $10,000

 

2016    Co-Investigator with Alta Andrews, DPH

“Providing care for the Aging Patient in Cypress Glen Retirement Community”

EAHEC Clinical Site Development Grant, $10,000

 

2015    Principal Investigator

“Factors Associated with Self-Management in African Americans with Hypertension”

Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Nu Chapter Research Grant, $1000

Refereed Presentations

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS:

Biofeedback Fighting the Silent Killer: Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring and Heart Rate Variability.” 2018 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting.  Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Orlando, Florida, April 2018

Factors Associated with Physical Activity in African Americans with Hypertension.”  American Society of Hypertension, San Francisco, California, September 2017

Building a Frailty Index in SPRINT.” 2016 Annual Conference - Southern Nursing Research Society, Williamsburg, Virginia, February 2016 (selected into top 10 student poster category out of 250 for poster podium presentation)

“A Quality Improvement Project:  Use of SBAR Communication between Medical and Nursing Students.”  Brody School of Medicine - Medical Education Day, Greenville, North Carolina, March 2015

“Accelerating Change, Accelerating Collaboration:  A Proposed Strategy between Medical Students and Nursing Students.” East Carolina Health Institute Quality Improvement Symposium, Greenville, North Carolina, January 2015

“Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological use and Effectiveness Among women in Hypertension Clinics.” 5th International Congress on Women’s Health Issues, Copenhagen, Denmark. August, 1992

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

“Using Biofeedback:  Preventing Early Hypertension in Young Adults.”  European Society of Cardiology – EuroHeart Care 2018 Scientific Programme, Dublin, Ireland, June 2018

Biofeedback Fighting the Silent Killer:  Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring and Heart Rate Variability.” 2018 APB Annual Scientific Meeting.  Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Orlando, Florida, April 2018

Physical Activity in African Americans with Hypertension as a variable in Self-Management.” 2018 Annual Conference – Southern Nursing Research Society, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 2018

Building a Frailty Index in SPRINT.”  2016 Annual Conference - Southern Nursing Research Society, Williamsburg, Virginia, February 2016 (selected into top 10 student poster category out of 250 for poster podium presentation)

“Strategies between Medical Students and Nursing Students to Promote Interprofessional Communication.” 24th Annual Collaborative Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina, February, 2015

“Ongoing Research:  Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Undergraduate College Students at East Carolina University.”  23th Annual Collaborative Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina

Educational Strategies for Central Venous Catheterization Training: Effective or Not? Student Nurse-Resident Team Training: A Pilot.” 18th Annual collaborative Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina, March, 2009.

Potential Reduction of Central Venous catheterization Complications by Nursing Student-Resident Team Training.” 17th Annual Collaborative Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina, February, 2008.

Non-Referred Presentations

Invited Presentations

Physical Activity Participation in African Americans with Hypertension.”  44th Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International - Rising Star Invitation, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2017

Consultations

Special Projects/Faculty Development

Research Activities

ABSTRACTS:

Berlowitz, D. R., Foy, C. G., Kazis, L. E., Pajewski, N. M., Bolin, L. P., . . .  Whittle, J.  (2016). Impact of intensive blood-pressure therapy on patient-perceived health status:  Results from the SPRINT Study.  Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, 10(4), e3-e5.  doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2016.03.012

DISSERTATION:

2017                Factors Associated with Self-Management in African Americans with Hypertension

                        Advisor:  Patricia B. Crane, PhD

                        Dissertation/Thesis Number:  10610336

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:

Senior Capstone Theory

Senior Clinical Capstone

Nursing Honors Project II

Nursing Honors Project I

Nursing of Clients with Complex Health Problems

Nursing Care of Adults, Clinical Practicum

Medical-Surgical II Nursing Care of Adults

Medical-Surgical II Nursing Care of Adults, Clinical Practicum

Medical-Surgical I Nursing Care of Adults

Concept of Pathophysiology in Nursing

Pharmacology and Nutrition

Health Assessment

Health Assessment Lab

Clinical Nursing Foundations I Lab

Graduate:

Advanced Nursing Practice with Families in Primary Health Care

Advanced Nursing Practice with Families:  Young and Middle Age Adults

Advanced Practice Nursing:  Acute and Chronic Care of Adults

Dissertation Committees

Self-management of Symptoms in Adults with an Immune-mediated Chronic Disorder (2018) Member

DNP Project Committees

Special Assignments/Faculty Development

2017  ECU Honors College Student - College of Nursing - Faculty Mentor

2017  ECU Honors College Student - College of Allied Health - Faculty Affiliate

Service

University

2017 – 2019                Senator, ECU Faculty Senate

2010 – 2012                Alternate, ECU Faculty Senate

Unit/Department

2018 - Present             Search Committee Reprensentative for Nursing Science Department

2018 - Present             Research and Scholarship Committee

2018 – Present            Zero Textbook Course Assessment Committee

2017 – Present            Undergraduate Scholarship Selection Committee

2017 – 2018                Search Committee for Assistant to the Chair, Nursing Science Department

2017 – 2018                Search Committee for Senior Researcher, Nursing Science Department

2014 – 2017                Research and Scholarship Committee

2008 – 2017                Clinical Coordinators Council

2008 – 2010                Search Committee for Undergraduate Program Associate Dean

2009 – 2010                DNP Program & Curriculum Planning Committee

2009 – 2010                Search Committee for FNP/ANP Faculty

2008 – 2012                Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee

Profession

2017-2019                   Council of Cardiovascular and stroke Nursing (CVSN)

                                    Complex CV patient and Family Care of the CVSN Committee

                                    American Heart Association

2018                            Community Health in Action Project Committee

                                    Advisor for CME Professional Component

                                    American Heart Association

2018                            The US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement:

                                    "Screening for Hypertension in Children and Adolescents"

                                    Reviewer for American Heart Association

Community

2017 – Present            Volunteer, AHA Heart Month Activities Committee

2010 – Present            Volunteer Provider, Grimesland & Pitt County Care Free Clinic

2007 – Present            Instructor, BLS Health Care Provider/Heart saver Community Outreach

2008 – 2010                Volunteer, Wintergreen Ski Resort Ski Patrol

2008 Summer             Camp Nurse, Camp Don Lee, Methodist Summer Camp

2006 Summer             Volunteer, Mercy Ship Medical Mission, Honduras

2004 – 2008                Instructor, Lifesaving Techniques, Summer Health Venture Program

                        

Service Learning Activities

Special Projects

Honors and Awards

2018       ECU Health Sciences Author Recognition Award

2017       Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Rising Stars of Research

2017       ECU Phyllis N. Horns Outstanding Doctoral Student Research Award

2016       ECU Health Sciences Author Recognition Award

2016        Southern Nurses Research Society - Top 10  Student Poster - 250 submissions

2015        DAISY Foundation Academic Teaching Award

2015        Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Nu Chapter Research Grant Award

2015        ECU Health Sciences Author Recognition Award

2009        Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Nu Chapter Excellent in Clinical Practice Award

1999        Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Nu Chapter Outstanding Mentor Award

1996        North Carolina Nurses Association - Nurse Educator of the Year Award

1989        Medical University of South Carolina  - The Outstanding Graduate Student Award

1988        Internship with the Honorable Ernest Hollings, United States Senate, Washington, DC

1982        UNC Hospitals Volunteer of the Year Award

1982        Top Volunteer for the Student Health Area Consortium Free Clinic, Chapel Hill, NC