Dr. Linz has practiced as an R.N. and an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) both in the hospital and community setting.
Dr. Linz has practiced as an R.N. and an Advanced Practice Nurse
(APN) both in the hospital and community setting. Focusing on providing
care for an under-served population of people with chronic and serious
mental illness, Dr. Linz has practiced in a multitude of community
settings. She has provided care on outreach teams such as Assertive
Community Teams, community mental health clinics, and has practiced
extensively in the shelter system treating clients with serious mental
illness and concurrent substance abuse disorders. Dr. Linz was an
organizing founder of an interdisciplinary team that provided care to
individuals diagnosed with concurrent AIDS, mental illness and substance
abuse disorders. She also provided psychiatric care to homeless young
men at a youth shelter. Dr. Linz also practiced at an all Nurse
Practitioner run community mental health center providing care to
homeless and other underserved populations.
In addition to her practice, Dr. Linz has functioned as a preceptor
for students as advanced practice nurses and undergraduate students. She
previously taught at Seton Hall University full time for two years and
has returned after a four year hiatus in which as a fully funded Robert
Wood Johnson Scholar she was enrolled in a Ph.D. program and received
her doctorate degree from Seton Hall University in 2013. Her doctoral
nursing research focused on ways in which social integration could be
better facilitated for people with severe mental illness.