Linda Fortner Burke, RN, BSN, MSN

Linda Fortner Burke, RN, BSN, MSN, is a well-versed registered nurse who works at The Kentucky Department for Public Health headquartered in Frankfort, Kentucky. Public health nurses or community health nurses integrate community involvement and knowledge about the entire population with personal, clinical understandings of the health and illness experiences of individuals and families within the population. Linda has an impressive professional journey spanning forty-eight years and her areas of expertise cover all facets of nursing with a special focus on public health. Furthermore, she has staff memberships at several local hospitals, including the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Linda attended the University of Kentucky College of Nursing in Lexington, Kentucky, and was awarded her bachelor degree of science in nursing (BSN) in 1968. Her credentials also include her master degree of science in nursing (MSN) from Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia (1970). She remains at the forefront of her challenging field via memberships and affiliations with prestigious professional societies and associations, such as the Kentucky Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. As a result of her outstanding performance in the field of nursing, The International Nurses Association (INA) has selected Linda Fortner Burke, RN, BSN, MSN, to be featured in the premier publication of The Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. For more information about Linda Fortner Burke, RN, BSN, MSN, please visit


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