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Sheila Linz, Ph.D.

Sheila Linz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing

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.



  • Ph.D., Seton Hall University
  • M.S.N., Columbia University
  • B.S.N., Columbia University
  • B.F.A., Philadelphia College of Art

Academic Distinctions

On-going Peer Reviewer for Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.


Office Phone
(973) 761-9287


Office Location
Room 217
Caroline D. Schwartz College of Nursing Building


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