College of Nursing
B.S. Nursing (BSN)
Dr. Lisa Palucci received her Doctor of Nursing practice in executive leadership from American Sentinel University and a master’s in nursing from University of Phoenix. Dr. Palucci also earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Arizona State University. Dr. Palucci is a board-certified nurse executive (NE-BC), certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ), certified six sigma green belt (CSSGB), and a certified nurse surveyor by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Dr. Palucci began her nursing career with the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps as an active-duty nurse officer working in pediatrics, maternal-child health, and public health nursing. Dr. Palucci went on to hold nurse leadership positions as a nurse educator consultant, quality improvement nurse consultant, chief nurse executive as well as a regional nurse consultant under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Dr. Palucci separated from active-duty service in 2019 and is currently a Clinical Quality Director for Liberty Healthcare Corporation in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Palucci is a former board member with U.N.I.T.E. (Uniting Nursing Homes in Tribal Excellence) and is a long-standing member with the American Nurses Association. She was president and president-elect of the National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA) (2007-2009; 2013-2015), a benefactor of the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association (NCEMNA), and a lifetime member of the Arizona State University (ASU) alumni association as well as the ASU American Indian Students United for Nursing (ASUN) alumni group.
Dr. Palucci is currently a Contributing Faculty member for Walden’s RN-BSN program, serving as a Subject Matter Expert in the TEMPO program. Dr. Palucci is also an adjunct faculty member with A. T. Still University where she teaches Quality Improvement & Performance Excellence in the Doctoral Nursing Program. She was previously associate faculty at the University of Phoenix nursing program where she taught community health courses at the undergraduate level. Her research interests include healthcare quality, leadership, health policy, social determinants of health, health equity, and cultural diversity.