Lynda Pence, DNP, RN, RD, AGPCNP-BC

Clinical Instructor
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
Undergraduate Studies Program
Room 4170 NURS1

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: 734-763-1188


  • Communication and advocacy in health care
  • Geriatric pain management
  • Arthritis pain and functional decline
  • Food allergy management

 Lynda completed her doctoral work on Motivational Interviewing to promote self-care in a specific patient population. Lynda believes effective communication is key in healthcare. She has worked for 2.5 years teaching nursing students how to use effective communication. Lynda’s advanced practice focus is adult-gerontological primary care. She is an advocate for geriatric patients living with arthritis pain and associated functional decline. She works with patients to improve their pain and activities of daily living. Lynda’s first professional background in healthcare is dietetics and nutrition. Now, she has a young son with severe food allergies and is interested in helping more parents like her manage their kid’s health and wellness.


Lynda has taught undergraduate nursing for 2.5 years. She has taught didactic theory in the classroom setting, clinical, seminar, and simulation. Lynda believes strongly in using a multitude of instructional methods to reach all student learners, such as socratic method, traditional lecture, and flipped classroom. As a nursing instructor, Lynda is grateful for the opportunities to pair textbook knowledge with real-life situational experience. Lynda often asks students to reflect on clinical experience in the field in order to better grasp concepts from the textbook. Lynda values academic advising and mentoring to promote student performace. She dedicates individual attention to each of her students to foster growth. 

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse Association, 2016-present (conference committee 2018)
  • Member, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, 2015-present


  • DNP, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2017
  • BSN, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 2008
  • BS in Dietetics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 2003