• Ms. Palmer is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and maintains her certification by working in an acute rehabilitation inpatient facility. Clinical interests include Rehabilitation nursing with a focus on stroke and amputation, the use of technology in the educational process and delivering culturally competent nursing care. She has presented nationally and internationally in her areas of expertise as well as published in these areas. She is the recipient of several Faculty Innovator Grant awards, HRSA grants and other grants.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2009 Engaging learners across generations: The Progressive Professional Development ModelThe Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
    2008 An Integrative Approach to Educating Culturally Competent Baccalaureate Nurses Using SimulationContemporary Nurse. 129-140.
    2008 Integrative simulation: A novel approach to educating culturally competent nursesContemporary Nurse. 119-128.
    2008 Intergrative Simulation: A Novel Approach to Educating Culturally Competent NursesContemporary Nurse Journal.
    2007 Benchmarking quality in online teaching and learning: A rubric for course construction and evaluationThe Journal of Effective Teaching. 51-67.
    2006 Engendering student empathy for disabled clients with urinary incontinence through experiential learningUrologic nursing.
    2004 International Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required of Auditors: Evidence from Recent Competency StudiesManagerial Auditing Journal. 889-96.
    2001 A decade of distance educationNurse Educator.
    1997 Are hospital incidents being reportedThe Journal of Nursing Administration. 40-46.
    1994 A Button for Gastrostomy FeedingsAJN/Mosby Nursing Boards Review. 570-574.
    1990 Nursing Care for the Patient With A Gastric ButtonAmerican journal of maternal/child nursing.


    Year Title
    2009 Virtual learning platform, Monarch General Hospital: Enhancing BSN Student Interaction with Culturally Diverse Virtual Patients, In Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation.  Springer Publishing Company.


    Year Title
    2010 Innovations in cultural competence development: virtual learning platformTeaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care. Springer Publishing Company.

    Research Overview

  • Ms. Palmer's research interests are in the area of technology use in the education process and the delivery of culturally competent nursing care.
  • Grants

  • Technology Skill Development for Effective Nurse Communication  awarded by HRSA - Nurse Education and Practice 2009 - 2012
  • Educating Culturally Competent Baccalaureate Nurses  awarded by HRSA Nurse Education, Practice and Retention Grant 2006 - 2009
  • Educating Culturally Competent Baccalaureate Nurses in Rural Virginia  awarded by Department of Health and Human Services Undergraduate Nursing Program 2006 - 2009
  • Development of RN-BSN Online Program  awarded by Old Dominion University Office of the President 2004 - 2006
  • Development of an electronic medical record system across 2 disciplines  awarded by Faculty Innovator Grant CLT 2005
  • Anthem Equipment Development Propsal  awarded by Anthem Insurance Co. 2004
  • Anthem Technology in Nursing Grant  awarded by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Southeastern Region 2004
  • Development of an Evalution Rubric for Online Courses  awarded by CLT 2004
  • Faculty Innovator Grant: Development of gaming strategy to Web Course with asychronous/synchronous dissucsion groups and web based  awarded by Center for Learning Technology 2001
  • Comparative Analysis of Gastrostomy Feeding Devices  awarded by C.R. Bard, Inc. 1998
  • Development of asynchronous/snchronous chat rooms.  awarded by College of Health Sciences Summer Faculty Development 1998
  • Web Course Development: Kansas Univeristy Medical Center  awarded by Faculty Senate Development Funding 1998
  • Modeling & SImulation of an Integrated Electronic Medical Record System with a Virtual Hospital Envrionment to Advance Nursing Education & Improve Nursing Post Graduate Retention in the Commonwealth  awarded by American Recovery & Reinvestment Act 2009 -
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Health : Rehabilitation Care/ Nursing distance education/ Healthy aging/ Strokes/ Spinal cord injury
  • Health/Health Care : Rehabilitation Care/ Nursing distance education/ Healthy aging/ Strokes/ Spinal cord injury
  • Nursing : Rehabilitation Care/ Nursing distance education/ Healthy aging/ Strokes/ Spinal cord injury
  • Education And Training

  • M.S.N. in Nursing, Loyola University Chicago 1973
  • B.S.N., DePaul University 1971
  • Nursing Diploma, Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 1966
  • Full Name

  • Kay Palmer