APIC Secretary and Lead Infection Preventionist, Madison VA Hospital, Madison, USA
Linda is currently the lead infection preventionist at the Madison VA Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Linda has practiced nursing for 28 years including service in the Army Nurse Corps. She has practiced infection control for 20 years within VA hospitals in two different states. Linda was elected to serve on the APIC-Delaware Valley Chapter Nominating Committee and APIC-Badger Chapter Board of Directors. As an APIC-Badger Chapter member, Linda has also served as program chair and chair of the international committee. She also served on APIC-Wisconsin Annual Infection Control Conference Committee. Linda McKinley is a past president of the APIC-Badger Chapter. Linda is the recipient of the 2008 APIC Chapter Leadership Award having been nominated by her peers in the APIC-Badger Chapter. Linda has been a speaker at local and state APIC chapter events and presented numerous abstracts at national conferences. She currently is an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Infection Control. Linda has been the Principal Investigator on two VA funded infection control research studies and has multiple articles in peer-reviewed publications. Linda has a demonstrated record of experience and productive contributions to the field of infection control to enhance patient outcomes.
Linda received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Marquette University and her Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. She is currently enrolled at University of Wisconsin Madison Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. She has been Certified in Infection Control (CIC) since 1995.