College of Health Sciences
Dr. Patrick A. Palmieri is a global health leader, nurse scholar, and health sciences researcher with 15+ years experience in academia. Currently, he is a contributing faculty at the Walden University School of Nursing. In the academic and professional community, Dr. Palmieri also serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Sigma Foundation for Nursing, Board Member for the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Member of the Risk and Audit Committee (representing the American Nurses Association) at the International Council of Nursing, Faculty Associate at the Watson Caring Science Institute, and Director of the Evidence-Based Health Care South America: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliated Group.
Prior to entering academia, Dr. Palmieri served in various clinical and management roles in ambulatory and acute care settings, including critical care and flight nurse, clinical manager and administrative director, and chief nursing officer. In addition, Dr. Palmieri served as a Vice-President of the healthcare division of a large multinational insurance company based in Peru. In this role, Dr. Palmieri co-led a team to develop the largest vertically integrated healthcare delivery system in Peru. When Dr. Palmieri transitioned to the Chief Quality and Safety Officer for the new health system, he then led the first health facility accreditation in Peruvian history.
Dr. Palmieri has served on more than 30 successful doctoral project and dissertation committees. In this capacity, he has helped students present their work at international conferences and publish manuscripts in indexed scientific journals. Dr. Palmieri has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles, co-authored a book on human caring literacy with the renown nursing theorist Dr. Jean Watson, and presented his scholarly work in more than 40+ countries. In addition to receiving many awards from professional organizations and government agencies, Dr. Palmieri was awarded the degree "Doctor Honoris Causa" for exemplary scholarship in nursing and advocacy work with vulnerable populations. Finally, Dr. Palmieri was recognized by the American Academy of Nursing for his significant scholarly contributions to advancing positive social change through his work in nursing.