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Li-Chen Lin | Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

Li-Chen Lin

Email Li-Chen Lin

Phone: 512 471-5069

Office: NUR 5.144
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

Dr. Lin is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing of Adult Health Nursing. Her research interests include nurse’s work environments, role transitions, as well as quality and safety in healthcare. Her current research aims to explore the relationships between staffing patterns in acute rehabilitation facilities on nurse and patient outcomes. To examine safe medication administration intravenously, she also served as a co-investigator with a group of faculty at the School of Nursing by examining the use of color as an alternative in learning beginning IV skills among pre-licensure nursing students. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Lin continues to practice as a staff nurse at an acute rehabilitation unit providing direct patient care. This practical experience provides an insider’s view of nurses’ work experiences. She is actively involved with the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. Dr. Lin was the recipient of the Faculty Service Award in 2013 at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing.


Principal Investigator

  • 2013: Lin, L. C. (Principal Investigator), Carter, P. (Co-Investigator), Rehabilitation Nurse Staffing & Patient Outcomes, Funded by Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Chapter.


  • 2013-2014: Pennell, K. (Principal Investigator), Lin, L.C. (Co-Investigator), Incorporating the Use of Color in Teaching Beginning Intravenous Administration Techniques, Funded by Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Chapter.


  • 2008-2009: Lin, L. C. (Principal Investigator), A Grounded Theory of Filipino Nurses’ Role Performance, Funded by Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Science/ANF grant, $ 3,725, September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009.


  • Lin, L. C. (2013). Filipina Nurses’ Transition into the U.S. Hospital System, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, (DOI) 10.1007/s10903-013-9793-9.
  • Harrison, T., Umberson, D., Lin, L. C., & Cheng, H.R. (2010). Timing of impairment and health-promoting lifestyles in women with disabilities. Qualitative Health Research, 20(6), 816–829.
  • Lin, L.C. (2009). A Synthesis of the Literature on Asian Nurses’ Work Experiences in the United States. Research and Theory in Nursing Practice, 23, 230-245.
  • Lin, L. C. (2009). Data Management and Security in Qualitative Research. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 28, 132-137.
  • Lin, L. C. (2006). Comparison of Risk Management in Taiwan and the USA.Journal of Nursing Management, 14, 222-226.
  • Im, E. O., Chee, W., Tsai, H., Lin, L., & Cheng, C. (2005). Internet Cancer Support Groups: A Feminist Analysis. Cancer Nursing, 28, 1-7.
  • Im, E. O., Page, R., Lin, L., Tsai, H., & Cheng, C. (2004). Rigor in Cross-Cultural Nursing Research. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 41, 891-899.