College of DuPage Press Creativity and Learning  

Linda Caputi, EdD, MSN, BSN, CNE

Nursing and Healthcare


Dr. Caputi is certified as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) from the National League for Nursing. She has authored over 25 educational multimedia programs, nursing education books, produced and developed videotapes, and published book chapters, journal articles, and board games for nursing education. She is editor of the second edition (2010) of Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science (Volumes 1, 2, & 3), and coauthor of Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science, It’s All About Student Success (Volume 4). She serves on the editorial staff for Nursing Education Perspectives, as the editor of the column QuickReads, a publication of the National League for Nursing.

Linda has presented her work nationally for over 15 years on many nursing education topics. Her work has won six awards from Sigma Theta Tau, two from American Journal of Nursing Company, and one from The Association for Educational Communication and Technology. Dr. Caputi was acknowledged for teaching excellence in the 1998, 2002, and 2005 editions of Who's Who Among America's Teachers and the 2008 edition of Who’s Who in Nursing. Dr. Caputi was named Educator of the Year for 2004 by the National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing. She has recently served on the Board of Governors for the National League for Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She was an invited member to the National League for Nursing’s Think Tank on Transformation of Clinical Instruction.

She is Professor Emeritus at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with over 25 years of teaching experience. She currently teaches online Masters in Nursing Education courses. Dr. Caputi is a consultant to undergraduate nursing programs in the areas of curriculum, student success, NCLEX success, and effective teaching strategies in the classroom, the nursing laboratory, and clinical. She has developed curriculum for Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Baccalaureate Nursing, and RN to BSN programs. You can email Dr. Caputi at or


The following books and software have been developed, authored or co-authored by Dr. Caputi.

Teaching Nursing: The Art & Science, Volume 1

Teaching Nursing: The Art & Science, Volume 2

Teaching Nursing: The Art & Science, Volume 3


She co-authored  

Teaching Nursing: The Art & Science, Volume 4


Linda also authored:

Little Lessons for Nurse Educators


Linda has designed, developed, and authored or co-authored:

Chart Smart II

Conflict Resolution: A Multimedia Program for Health Care Professionals

Critical Thinking: Tutorial Program

Domestic Violence: A Multimedia Program for Nursing Education

Medication Maestro: Giving Intravenous Medications

PhysWhiz: The Physiological Basis of Nursing Practice

PhysWhiz II: The Physiological Basis of Nursing Practice

A Safe Home

The Thinking Nurse Board Games

Start Right in Nursing School

TLC Medical Center: Tutorial and Integration Plans

Thumbs Up! Computer Games

Tucked in Tight: Honoring the Aging Patient




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