My name is Linda, and I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Colorado Anschutz with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in May 2020.
I work full-time as a high-acute brain injury rehab nurse, and also PRN one day a week in inpatient mental health.
Post-graduation, I have continued my research work with the CU College of Nursing, specifically related to Senate Bill 119 and the Expansion of Colorado’s Medication-Assisted Treatment Program (for opioid use disorder). I am hopeful to publish my research, “Comorbidity of Lifetime History of Trauma and Abuse with Opioid Use Disorder: Implications for Nursing Assessment & Care,” in 2021.
My special interests include: Integrated medical/surgical and mental health care, neurosciences, traumatic brain injury, and addictions medicine.
My Personal Philosophy:
I believe that healing and optimal wellness is best achieved when using a combination of biomedical and psychosocial interventions. As a nurse, I monitor and treat the human response to physical illness while attending to the emotional, spiritual, social, and cultural aspects that contribute to overall health and promote optimal long-term outcomes.
Linda Driscoll Powers | firstname.lastname@example.org | 720.206.9433