Linda Nelson, FNP


“The Golden Rule is how I practice and how I approach life. I was brought up with a strong sense of empathy for others. Practicing medicine gives me the opportunity to listen and understand what my patient’s needs are and how to meet their expectations.”

About Me

I have been in love with medicine since I was 4yo. I started my career as a CNA in 1989. I graduated with my RN in 1991. Wanting more, I then graduated with my FNP in 2001. I have worked beside some of the best physicians and surgeons Arizona has to offer.

Education and Training

Master's Degree in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner 2001.

Professional Certifications

I was granted the honor of being the first Neurosurgical Nurse Practitioner to practice at Good Samaritan Hospital's neurosurgical unit.

Professional Experience

I've worked in Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Pain Management, Family Practice Internal Medicine, and Urgent Care.

Favorite activity outside of work

I love to run and have run both the Phoenix Marathon in 1985 and the New York City Marathon in 1986. I also competed in Triathlons and enjoy cycling. I am a scuba diver as well. I enjoy keeping/staying in shape.

What will make you a great provider?

I always tell my patients that I am a patient advocate. I make sure the patient knows I am listening to them and that meeting their needs is very important to me. I treat everyone as though they are my family members.