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Kay Palmer

  • Kay Palmer
  • Associate Professor
  • Nursing
  • 2134a Health Sciences Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5260
  • kpalmer@odu.edu
  • 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.
  • Education

    Loyola University of Chicago, 1973
    Degree: M.S.N.
    DePaul University, 1971
    Degree: B.S.N.
    Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 1966
    Degree: Nursing Diploma
  • Research Interests

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

    Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
    Sponsoring Organization: American Assocation of Rehabilitaiton Nurses
    Date Obtained: 2006-12-01
    Expiration Date: 2011-12-31
    Registered Nurse
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia State Board of Nursing
    Expiration Date: 2011-06-30
  • Expertise

    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
  • 2006: Faculty Member selected to represent ODU for SCHEV, Teaching with Technology Award
  • 2003: Nominated for University Professorship
  • 2002: Instructional Technology Teaching Award - co recipient
  • 1998: Selected as 1 of 7 Faculty for President's initiative with Microsoft and Web course development
  • 1996: Selected as "Teacher that Influenced Me the Most" by a student who is honor graduate of the college
  • 1990: Selected as "Teacher that Influenced me the Most" by COHS Honor Student
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Technology Skill Development for Effective Nurse Communication
    Sponsoring Organization: Health Resources & Services Administration
    Date: July, 2009 - June, 2012
    Investigators:Karlowicz, K. A.; Benjamin, R. S.; Palmer, K. L.; Lee, A. H.
    Technology Skill Development for Effective Nurse Communication
    Sponsoring Organization: HRSA
    Date: July, 2009 - June, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Karlowicz, K. A.; Benjamin, R. S.; Barham, P. D.; Lee, A. H.; Palmer, K. L.
    Educating Culturally Competent Baccalaureate Nurses
    Sponsoring Organization: HRSA Nurse Education, Practice and Retention Grant
    Date: July, 2006 - June, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.; Barham, P. D.; Eaton, P. M.; Wiles, L.; Rutledge, C. M.; Benjamin, R. S.
    Educating Culturally Competent Baccalaureate Nurses in Rural Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Health and Human Services Undergraduate Nursing Prgoram
    Date: July, 2006 - June, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Benjamin, K.; Rutledge, C. M.; Palmer, K. L.; Barham, P. D.
    Development of RN-BSN Online Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Office of the President
    Date: 2004 - 2006
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.
    Development of an electronic medical record system across 2 disciplines
    Sponsoring Organization: Faculty Innovator Grant CLT
    Date: May, 2005 - August, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.; Barham, P. D.; Jamali, B. E.; Walker, M.
    Anthem Equipment Development Propsal
    Sponsoring Organization: Anthem Insurance Co.
    Date: September, 2004 - September, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.; Karlowicz, K. A.; Curry-Lourenco, K. A.; Scott, M. A.
    Development of an Evalution Rubric for Online Courses
    Sponsoring Organization: CLT
    Date: May, 2004 - June, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.
    Faculty Innovator Grant: Development of gaming strategy to Web Course with asychronous/synchronous dissucsion groups and web based
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Learning Technology
    Date: May, 2001 - September, 2001
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.
    Comparative Analysis of Gastrostomy Feeding Devices
    Sponsoring Organization: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Date: August, 1998 - December, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.
    Development of asynchronous/snchronous chat rooms.
    Sponsoring Organization: College of Health Sciences Summer Faculty Development
    Date: 1998 - 1998
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.
    Web Course Development: Kansas Univeristy Medical Center
    Sponsoring Organization: Faculty Senate Development Funding
    Date: 1998 - 1998
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.