Linda Skalsky

Visiting Teaching Faculty
Linda Skalsky

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Dr. Skalsky is an adult psychiatric nurse practitioner, Chief Nursing Officer for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare and Faculty Adjunct for the College of Nursing, Florida State University. She is a specialist in psychiatric nursing practice balancing clinical practice, teaching, and administrative duties with equal enthusiasm in both the academic and behavioral health care settings.

As a nurse practitioner, she has worked in multiple rural settings caring for the underserved population. Her current clinical practice involves providing Telehealth services to several rural clinics in the towns of MacClenny and Starke. She also provides care in Gainesville to adult psychiatric patients and operates an outpatient Detox for opioid use disorder patients in the evenings and on Saturdays.


DNP, University North of Florida
MSN, Florida International University
BSN, Florida International University
ASN, Broward Community College


Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner-Florida

American Nurses Credentialing Center-Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner awarded July 19, 2008-renewal current through 2023.


Sigma Theta Tau Chapter, UNF Chapter (2018).

Florence Bayuk Research Fellowship-1999.

Professional Training ship award at FIU-1999


Kakar, S., Friedemann, M.L., and Peck, L., Girls in Detention: Results of Focus Group Discussion Interviews and Official Records Review. Violence & Abuse Abstracts 8, No. 3, (2002). Pages 179-248.