Linda Honan Pellico, PhD, APRN
Director - Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing
Yale School of Nursing - Rm 281
100 Church Street South
P. O. Box 9740
New Haven, CT 06536
Linda Honan Pellico is an Assistant Professor in Nursing at Yale University, and is the director of the
Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) program. She has taught in the GEPN program since 1989,
served as Program Director and Curriculum Coordinator, and been a consultant to graduate entry programs
in other universities both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Pellico obtained her nursing diploma from the Meriden-Wallingford Hospital School of Nursing, a B.S.
in nursing from Southern Connecticut State University, her M.S.N. from Yale University School of Nursing
as a general surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist. She earned her PhD at the University of Connecticut where
she studied the experiences of students enrolled in Graduate entry programs. Journals of graduate entry
students during their nascent year were examined using narrative analysis and aesthetic criticism for her
Dr. Pellico is a clinical educator with a deep interest in how adults learn and how individuals come to
embrace the nursing profession with compassion and competence. She is dedicated to understanding and
developing effective and innovative techniques for clinical education in a multi disciplinary environment.
The graduating classes of 1996 and 2005 each awarded her the Annie W. Goodrich Award for Excellence in
Teaching, the highest honor a member of the Yale School of Nursing faculty can receive.
In addition to having held a number of nursing positions, Linda Honan Pellico is a teacher of all ages. She
developed a state wide public education program "Have Bones, Will Travel" which introduces elementary
school children to human anatomy with an emphasis on health and safety. For this she received the
Connecticut Teachers Association Salutes Award and the Seton Ivy Award from Yale University.
She spearheaded the development of the Creative Writing Award and created the books, "Do you see what I
see?" which are compilations of years of students journaling. Her research interests are on the education of
adult learners, creative teaching strategies and narrative inquiry.
Responsible for Medical Surgical Nursing didactic (N517a) and clinical (N516a) for the Graduate entry
program and Applied Anatomy (N511a).
Featured in Yale Nursing Matters magazine article: Looking Is Not Seeing, Listening Is Not Hearing
Creative teaching, use of journaling, humanities and nursing education, adult learning, teaching non-nurse
college graduates, and medical surgical nursing.
Mining for Precious Jewels, Qualitative study of teaching graduate entry students in accelerated Master's
programs. University of Connecticut, 2002
Meta-synthesis of teaching and Learning. University of Connecticut, 2003
Use of the Think Aloud Interview in Questionnaire Development: 2003
Composing the road through nursing: Narrative and aesthetic analysis of non-nurse college graduates
journals. University of Connecticut, 2004
Precepts students on 6-4 (Surgical trauma unit) at Yale New Haven Hospital, Fall Semester
Clinical Nurse Educator- Center for Professional Practice Excellence. Yale New Haven Hospital
Pellico, L. H. (in press). Do you see what I see? Volume II: GEPN Student Journal Entries. Introduction.
Pellico, L. H., Bridgman, M. & Nero, L. (in press). Holding on to the moment. Imprint.
Pellico, L. H. (2005, July). Where's my stuff? American Journal of Nursing, 107(7), 13.
Pellico, L. H. (2005). Critical care nursing: A holistic approach. Critical Care Nurse, 25(6), 56.
Pellico, L. H. (2005). As you begin your journey. Do you see what I see? Volume II: GEPN Student Journal
Crowley, A. A., Bains, R. M. & Pellico, L. H. (2005). Education and service: A model preschool hearing
and vision screening program. American Journal of Nursing, 105(6), 52-55.
Pellico, L. H., Langan, N., Lesser, R., Szejk, C. & Ives, B. (2004). Telling our stories. The Yale Journal for
Humanities in Medicine.
Pellico, L. H. & Bailey, S. (2003). Do yo see what I see? Introduction. The Yale Journal for Humanities in
Phipps, W., Wang, H., Burgess, H., Pellico, L. H., He, G. & Williams, A.B. (2002). Risk of medical sharps
injuries among Chinese nurses. American Journal of Infection Control, 30, 277-82.
Use of the Think Aloud Method with Questionnaire Development, Eastern Nursing Research Society, 15th
Annual Scientific Sessions, March, 2003
Creative Writing Award for YSN students; The Narrative Matters...April, 2003
Through the Novice's eyes: How do we really measure up? Jeanne Guveyan Lecture. American Society for
Pain Management Nurses. Key Note address, Myrtle beach, South Carolina. March, 2004
Selected awards and honors
Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter, 1989 - present
Annie W. Goodrich Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the students of Yale University School
of Nursing Commencement, 1996
Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter, Leadership Award, 1999
Sigma Theta Tau Delta Mu Chapter, Donna Diers Mentorship Award, 2000
Seton Ivy Award, Yale University, 2001 "Have Bones Will Travel." State wide public education service
introducing elementary school children to human anatomy with emphasis on health and safety. 1996-present
Nursing Career Center of CT (NCCC) - Speakers Bureau 2001- present Yale New Haven Hospital, National
Nurses Week Representative. Responsibility for Art contest with the primary school children in the city of
New Haven. Connecticut Teachers Association Salutes Award, 2002
"Have Bones Will Travel." State wide public education service introducing elementary school children to
human anatomy with emphasis on health and safety. 1996-present
Yale New Haven Hospital, Residency Program for newly licensed Registered Nurses.