School of Nursing

Linda Samia PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

Office Location

223 Masterton Hall, Portland Campus


(207) 780-4437

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts - Boston
  • M.S. Nursing, University of Southern Maine
  • B.S. Nursing, Boston College




Research Interests

Community Health, Home Healthcare, Gerontology, Healthy Aging, Caregiving, Hospice, Health Policy

Areas of Scholarship

Principal Investigator for the Maine Savvy Caregiver Project funded by the Administration on Aging October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2011.

Principal Investigator for the Work Environment and Job Related Stress Among Home Health Care Nurses funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) 12/2005 - 9/2007

Project Director for the Home Health Care Nurse Job Retention Study funded by the AHRQ

Recent Publications

Samia, L.W. & Ellenbecker, C.H. (2009). Strategies to recruit difficult to reach home healthcare nurses for research. A publication in review for Journal of Applied Nursing, Clinical Methods section. Submitted September 11, 2009.

Ellenbecker, C.H., Byleckie, J. & Samia, L. (2008). Further psychometric testing of the home healthcare nurse job satisfaction scale. Research in Nursing & Health, 31(2), 152-64.

Ellenbecker, C.H., Porell, F., Samia, L.W. & Byleckie, J.J. & Milburn, M.  (2008). Predictors of home healthcare nurse retention. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40, 151-160.

Ellenbecker, C.H., Samia, L.W., Cushman, & M.J., Alster, K. (2008). Patient Safety and quality in home care. In R.G. Hughes (Ed).  Advances in patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses: Vol.1. Washington, DC: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.