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Dr. Karen Panunto

Professor and Department Chair of Nursing

Why I Teach

Teaching in a higher education setting provides me with the opportunity to mentor future nurses and share my passion for the profession of nursing.

Professional Activities


  • Pedagogical Correlation Research on Wesley College Nursing Student Data (2010-2011) Wesley College, Dover, Delaware.
  • Simulation Technology in Nursing Education: Student Perceptions.  Wilmington University, Delaware, Dissertation Study.


  • National League for Nursing 6th Annual Technology Conference Poster Presenter: “Simulation Technology in Nursing Education: Student Perceptions” Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
  • National League for Nursing Education Summit Poster Presenter: “Simulation Technology in Nursing Education: Student Perceptions” Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Indiana University School of Nursing. Clinical Education Redesign:  Simulations, Innovations, and Partnership Conference. Presenter: “Enhancing Students Learning through Clinical Simulation and E-Learning” Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • Ed.D., Wilmington University
  • M.S.N., Wesley College
  • A.D.N., Wesley College

Courses Taught

  • NR203 Client Assessment for Health Promotion
  • NR230 Pharmacology
  • NR321 Nursing Leadership and Management
  • NR409 Community Health Nursing
  • NR512 Leadership Role in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NR515 Graduate Nursing Research
  • NR521 Theory and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
  • NR522 Health Policy
  • NR601 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NR610 Advanced Nursing Practice I – Health Promotion and Community

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