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Linda Piacentine, Ph.D., RN, ACNP-BC

Linda Piacentine
Linda Piacentine, Ph.D., RN, ACNP-BCMarquette University

Clark Hall, 339

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5696

Associate Professor

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., Marquette University

Courses Taught

NURS 1002:  Dimensions of the Nursing Profession in the Jesuit Tradition

NURS 4700:  Nursing Concepts & Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults II -Theory 

NURS 6000: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

NURS 6202:  Nursing Concepts & Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults II -Theory 

Research Interests

Dr. Piacentine’s program of research focuses on methods individuals employ to self-manage symptoms that have developed from disease or related treatments. Working with an interdisciplinary team, Dr. Piacentine has focused on exercise to mitigate symptoms of cancer and multiple sclerosis. She has led qualitative research regarding team experience. The team has also used mixed methodology to understand the psychological and physiological changes cancer survivors who engage in exercise. Dr. Piacentine also collaborates on investigations of readiness for hospital discharge and education of student nurses regarding discharge teaching.

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American College of Sports Medicine

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Oncology Nursing Society

Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Gamma at-Large Chapter


Acute Care Medical-Surgical Nursing


Acute Care Nurse Practioner-Board Certified (ACNP-BC)


Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Piacentine

2018 Piacentine, L.B., Robinson, K. M., Waltke, L. J., Tjoe, J.A., & Ng, A.V. (2018) Promoting Team-Based Exercise Among African American Breast Cancer Survivors, WJNR, 40(12), 1885-1902. doi:10.1177/01939459187953 

2018 Candela, L., Piacentine, L.B., Bobay, K. & Weiss, M. (2018). Teaching students to teach patients: A theory guided approach. Journal of Nursing Education & Practice. 18 (11), 92-101. 

2016 Robinson, K.M., Piacentine, L.B., Waltke, L.J., Ng, A.V., Tjoe, J.A. (2016).  Survivors speak: A qualitative analysis of motivational factors influencing breast cancer survivors in a sprint distance triathlon. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(1-2), 247-256. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13067  

2016 Piacentine, L. B., Miller, J.F., Haberlein, S., & Bloom, A.S. (2016). Perceived cognitive changes with chemotherapy for breast cancer: A pilot study. Applied Nursing Research29, 9-11. 

Maloni, H., McNair, N.D., Mogenson, K., Oloomi, C.W., & Piacentine, L. (2016). Pain and Headaches. In: M. K. Bader & L. R. Littlejohns (Eds.); AANN Core Curriculum for Neuroscience Nursing (6th ed., pp. 581-621). Chicago: AANN.

Honors and Awards

2018  Midwest Nursing Research Society/Western Journal of Nursing Research (SAGE) Best Faculty Paper Award


2015-2018, Physician-Directed, Goal-Oriented Exercise Designed to Improve Quality of Life and Modulate Inflammation after Systemic Breast Cancer Treatment, PI: Piacentine, Co-Investigator: Ng, Aurora Cancer Care Research Award

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