Linda Paradiso

Assistant Professor

Linda Paradiso

Phone: (212) 652-2043

Linda Paradiso, is a nurse practitioner in psychiatry and board-certified nurse executive with over thirty-five years of psychiatric nursing and leadership experience. Her role as Assistant Executive Director at Kings County Hospital, during the Department of Justice consent decree, was by far her most challenging and rewarding position. Her passion and research interest in Just Culture grew as she developed cohesive and collaborative inter-disciplinary relationships. It is through including Just Culture concepts in nursing leadership education that we create an environment of trust and fairness for all staff. Dr. Paradiso has authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters related to Just Culture, psychiatric nursing, and performance improvement and has presented nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of the 2017 DNP Advocacy Award - Old Dominion University and the 2008 Outstanding Contribution to Professional Nursing Award – Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Upsilon Chapter.  

In addition to working full-time as an Assistant Professor at CUNY School of Professional Studies, Dr. Paradiso is a regulatory consultant for several New York City hospitals. She holds a DNP as a Nurse Executive from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She is certified, at the advanced level, as a nurse executive by the ANCC. She is a proud three-time CUNY graduate and Brooklyn native. She is a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and other professional organizations. Dr. Paradiso volunteers as a peer evaluator for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Vibrant Emotional Health -  Disaster and Crisis Advisory Committee. Her self-care activities include walking and hiking, listening to books and podcasts, cooking, traveling, and visiting her children in Florida and Utah.

  • DNP, Old Dominion University
  • MS, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
  • BS, The College of Staten Island
  • AAS, The College of Staten Island

Recent News

Rebuilding trust in just culture

November 11, 2022

Nursing Management

Dr. Linda Paradiso, faculty coordinator for the MS in Nursing Organizational Leadership program, published the article and accompanying podcast "Rebuilding Trust in Just Culture" in the journal Nursing Management. The piece discusses the aftermath of the conviction of Nurse RaDonda Voight for criminally negligent homicide in the death of a patient due to a medical error.

On RaDonda Vaught: reader reactions

May 08, 2022

American Nurse: The Journal of the American Nurses Association

Dr. Linda Paradiso, assistant professor in the CUNY SPS nursing organizational leadership graduate program, published a letter to the editor in American Nurse: The Journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA). Her letter was a response to the trial and conviction of a registered nurse criminally prosecuted for a fatal drug error in a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.