Lisa Palucci

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
B.S. Nursing (BSN)

Dr. Lisa Palucci received her Doctor of Nursing practice in executive leadership from American Sentinel College of Health Sciences at Post University and a master’s in nursing from University of Phoenix. Dr. Palucci 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 healthcare 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 Owner and Healthcare Consultant of Helene Consulting, LLC 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 formerly served as an adjunct faculty member with A. T. Still University where she taught Quality Improvement & Performance Excellence in the Doctoral Nursing Program from 2020-2023. 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.

Courses Taught

NURS 3100 - Inter-Professional Teamwork: Civil Collaboration for the Common Good

NURS 4220 - Leadership for Organizational Culture and Growth

NURS 4210 - The Role of the Nurse Leader in Population Health

NURS 4210 - Identifying Health Problems within Your Community

NURS 4210 - Community Assessment (Practicum)

NURS 4210 - Evidence-Based Practice in Public Health Nursing (Practicum)

NURS 4210 - Evidence-Based Intervention Plan (Practicum)


DNP, American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University

MSN, University of Phoenix

BSN, Arizona State University


Palucci, L. A. (2019). Registered Nurse Care Coordination: Creating a Preferred Future for Older Adults with Multimorbidity. Online Journal Of Nursing


Palucci, L. A. (2021). Designing Your Professional Path: Advice for New PhD and DNP Graduates .

Palucci, L. A. (2011). Transforming the Indian Health System . Indian Health Service

Palucci, L. A. (2010). Utilizing CBPR Principles as a Mechanism for Delivery of EBP in Tribal Communities.