Drury, Lin J.
Professor and Undergraduate Executive Committee Leader
Education: Professor Drury holds the following degrees: PhD (Community Health Nursing) from Rush University, Chicago, IL; MS (Community Mental Health Nursing) from St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL; MS (Vocational & Technical Education) from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN; BS (Nursing) from Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN; AS (Nursing) from Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN.
Areas of Expertise: Community health care for vulnerable urban populations, particularly homeless people with coexisting physical and psychiatric disorders. Health policy, socioeconomic, and cultural issues influencing care delivery. Professor Drury currently does classroom and clinical teaching in community health nursing for undergraduate and Combined Degree students at Pleasantville and NYC. She has a community health nursing and consulting practice at the Henry Street Settlement.
Current Areas of Research:
Professor Drury is conducting a series of grant-funded collaboration projects with LSN and the Henry Street Settlement. She uses a Participatory Action Research approach to integrate health care within the ongoing social service programs at the settlement.
Professional Experience: Professor Drury joined LSN, Pace University, in 2004 as an Associate Professor in Community Health Nursing. Prior to coming to Pace she was an Associate Professor, Program Director of Advanced Practice Nursing, and Director of Nursing Services at DePaul University, Chicago, IL where she developed a nursing clinic for homeless individuals. She started her career as a staff nurse in 1970 and has held faculty positions since 1973, teaching at all levels from Practical Nursing through Advanced Practice. She has maintained concurrent clinical practice working as a Family Therapist, Case Manager, and Project Director in a variety of community agencies.
List of Recent Publications:
Drury, L. (2008) From homeless to housed: Caring for people in transition. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 25 (2), 91-105.
Drury, L. (2008) Increasing compentency in the care of homeless patients. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 39 (4), 153-154.
Drury, L. (2008) Transition from hospital to home care: What gets lost between the discharge plan and the real world? Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 39 (5), 198-199.
Drury, L. (2003) Community care for people who are homeless and mentally ill. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 14 (2), 194-207.
Drury, L. & Truglio-Londrigan M. & Lewensen, S. B. (January 2010) Working it out. Public HealthNursing: Applying and Doing. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Manuscript in preparation.