Nancy Runton

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Nancy G. Runton received her PhD in Health Management and Policy from Walden University in 2014. She has worked in tertiary care, academia, and as a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care and school health. Dr. Runton is currently continuing to work in school health, and is now also a Clinical Instructor in the MSN program. She is licensed in Virginia as well as in Minnesota as both a Registered Nurse and as a Nurse Practitioner. During her tenure as a clinical educator at Penn State, Dr. Runton developed a residency and an internship program for new nurses on the general pediatric unit and in the pediatric intensive care setting. Later, she developed an asthma program in primary care resulting in a 50% decrease in emergency room visits for her practice. Her research has included developing a Pediatric Basic Knowledge Assessment Tool (Peds-BKAT) for intensive care nurses in collaboration with a colleague at The Catholic University in Washington DC, and also looking at youth risk behaviors in the school setting. Dr. Runton has published multiple articles in peer reviewed and international journals. She loves the educational process and is looking forward to being a new member of the Walden University community.

Courses Taught

NUNP 6541 - Primary Care of Adolescent & Child


AAS, Northern Virginia Community College

BSN, The University of the State of New York

MSN, The Catholic University of America

Post-master's Certificate, The Catholic University of America

Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts, University of North Carolina

PhD, Walden University

Public Service

Historic Christ Church, Volunteer -

Washington National Cathedral, Volunteer - Washington


Runton, N. G. (1992). Airway obstruction: Croup, epiglottitis, and RSV . Nursing Network News

Runton, N. G. (2002). Asthma: The Continuing Problem. The Nurse Practitioner (supplement) and Physician Assistant (supplement)

Runton, N. G. (1988). Congenital cardiac anomalies: A reference guide for nurses. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Runton, N. G. (1989). Decannulation process in children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Runton, N. G. (1988). Gaining access to school for the child with a tracheostomy. The International Journal of Otolaryngology

Runton, N. G. (1998). Introducing the Basic Knowledge Assessment Tool for Pediatric Critical Care Nursing. Critical Care Nurse

Runton, N. G. (1992). Postoperative pediatric nursing: From recovery room to the floor.

Runton, N. G. (1992). Suctioning in children: Appropriate technique. Pediatric Nursing

Runton, N. G. (2015). The Influence of School-Based Health Centers on Adolescents’ Youth Risk Behaviors. Journal of Pediatric Health Care-Online