Linda G. Wofford is a nationally certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who loves to teach children, their families and nursing students of all levels. Dr. Wofford received her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Mississippi with her master’s degree completed at the University of Virginia and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Kentucky.
She is currently co-principal investigator for a community based research project working with school-aged children to lower their risk for type 2 diabetes through an after-school program. Dr. Wofford enjoys working with the at-risk population of children. Concurrently, Linda serves as a faculty member at Belmont University. Dr. Wofford conveys the importance of health promotion and disease prevention strategies for children within a family-centered model whoever she is teaching – children, families, undergraduates and graduate students.
Linda began her career working with children and their families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. During the years she was moving about the country raising her three children, Linda remained active at the national level of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (APON). Since returning to Tennessee in 2003, she has affiliated with the local chapters of NAPNAP and Society of Pediatric Nurses.
Linda began her formal adventure in the world of academia with a joint appointment between University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing and the Alabama Children’s Hospital in 1984. Over the years, she has worked with at-risk children, their families and formal students at six, accredited southeastern schools of nursing.