College of Nursing
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 addition, he is the Vice Chancellor for Research at the Universidad Norbert Wiener (Lima, Peru), Director of the EBHC South America: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliated Group, and Co-Director of the National Qualitative Research Center of Peru. Furthermore, Dr. Palmieri serves as a Board Member for the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), Member of the Risk and Audit Committee (representing the American Nurses Association) at the International Council of Nursing, and Faculty Associate at the Watson Caring Science Institute. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board for the Sigma Foundation for Nursing.
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 is qualified as the highest level researcher in Peru (RENACYT #P0022630) by the National Committee for Science, Technology, and Innovation (CONCYTEC). He 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 60+ countries. In addition, Dr. Palmieri has served on more than 30 successful doctoral project and dissertation committees. Furthermore, he has helped numerous students present their research at international conferences and publish manuscripts in indexed scientific journals. In addition to receiving numerous awards from professional organizations and government agencies, Dr. Palmieri was awarded an honorary doctoral degree, Doctor Honoris Causa, by the Universidad Maria Auxiliadora for exemplary scholarship in nursing and advocacy work with vulnerable populations. Finally, Dr. Palmieri was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2015 for his significant scholarly contributions to advancing positive social change through his health policy and educational work in nursing.