Linda Seale Chosen to Lead College of Nursing for University of Phoenix San Diego Campus

The University of Phoenix San Diego campus, with learning centers in Chula Vista, Downtown San Diego, Kearny Mesa, San Marcos, Palm Desert, and El Centro has named faculty member Linda Seale as the new campus college chair for the College of Nursing. In this role, Seale is responsible for creating and scheduling courses due to student demand, recruiting qualified faculty members, and to promote the program to current and future students. In addition to serving as campus college chair for the College of Nursing, Seale teaches undergraduate and graduate nursing, healthcare sciences and business courses for the University of Phoenix.

Seale, is a healthcare field veteran with nearly 30 years of experience as a healthcare administrator, consultant and clinician. Seale is a registered nurse, with clinical experiences in general surgical, orthopedic and neurosurgical nursing. She served as a manager of quality analysis at two San Diego area hospitals, Scripps Memorial Hospital and Kindred Hospital, and City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif. She is also a sought-after consultant in the areas of quality and risk management, CMS/Title 22 regulatory readiness, and medical-legal analysis. Prior to becoming a nurse, Seale managed various medical practices.

Seale's initial undergraduate education was as a classically trained pianist and vocalist. She later returned to school to become a registered nurse. She possesses an associate degree in nursing from Maric College, a Bachelor and Master of Science in nursing from the University of Phoenix, and an MBA in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. Seale has also earned certifications as a public health nurse and in forensic nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing, as well as the California Association for Healthcare Quality, and the National Association for Healthcare Quality. In 2007, Seale was selected as the Faculty Member of the Year as well as the Rookie Faculty of the Year for the College of Nursing at the University of Phoenix San Diego Campus.