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Linda Govere

Assistant Teaching Professor

116A Sheetz Family Health Center
Penn State Altoona

Phone: 814-940-3330



  • Graduate Certificate, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pennsylvania State University
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Medical-Surgical Nursing, University of Pittsburgh.
  • Graduate Certificate, Geriatric Nursing Education, Pennsylvania State University
  • Master of Science, Nursing, Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Pennsylvania State University
  • Undergraduate Certificate, Nursing Management, Pennsylvania State University
  • Associate in Science, Nursing, Pennsylvania State University
  • Diploma, Practical Nursing, Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

Research Interests

  • Formulating and applying strategies to improve cultural competence
  • Designing and testing cultural competence assessment tools
  • Enhancing health access and equitable health outcomes
  • Developing global approaches to nursing practices
  • Comparative analysis of the nursing curriculum and pedagogical approaches

Courses Taught

  • Cultural Competence in Nursing, Community Health, Women’s Health, Nursing Research, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatrics

Professional Practice

  • Nurse Practitioner Consultant
  • Medical Surgical & Orthopedic Nurse
  • Gerontological Nurse

Professional Services

  • Associate Editor, Iris Journal of Nursing and Care (IJNC)
  • Reviewer, Japan Journal of Nursing Science
  • Reviewer, Health Services Insights
  • Chapter Leader, Pennsylvania State University Beta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Champion, Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI)


Govere, L., Fioravanti, M. A., & Tuite, P. K. (2016). Increasing the cultural competence levels of undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 55(3), 155-159. doi:10.3928/01484834-20160216-06

Govere, L., & Govere, E. M. (2016). How effective is cultural competence training of healthcare providers on improving patient satisfaction of minority groups? A systematic review of literature: How effective is cultural competence training on patient satisfaction? Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing,13(6), 402-410. doi:10.1111/wvn.12176