Steven Palazzo

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program
Steven Palazzo

Contact Information

417, Duxbury Hall

Dr. Steven Palazzo is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) with over 20 years of nursing experience. He enjoys all things curricula including developing, implementing, and evaluating new programs. His journey as a first-generation college graduate led to practice in critical care, research in proteomic profiling of the lung space, biobehavioral research exploring behavioral change in adolescents related to cardiovascular health, workplace incivility, and high school students’ perceptions of nursing as a professional career choice.  
Dr. Palazzo is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar (2013), Nurse Faculty Leadership Scholar (STTI), and Emerging Educational Administrator Institute graduate. Dr. Palazzo is active in STTI serving a four-year term on the governance committee and is a member of the editorial board of Nursing Education Perspectives.


PhD. Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Predoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Masters Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
B.S. Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 


RN- Florida, Nevada, & Washington State
Certified Nurse Educator


Emerging Educational Administrator Institute (scholar) 2016 - 2017
Sigma Theta Tau International
The Change the Course Award October 2016
Hope Heart 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2015
Strategic Communications Training Program
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2013 - 2016
Nurse Faculty Scholar, September
Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Fellow December 2012 - 2013
Sigma Theta Tau International

Dr. Lester Sauvage Fellow September 2011
The Hope Heart Institute


Palazzo, S.J. and Erickson, M.S. (2022). Male high school students’ perception of nursing as a professional career choice: Nursing pathway project. Nursing Education Perspectives. 43(1). 

Gillespie, G.L. & Palazzo, S.J. (2021). Violence should not be part of the job: Universal violence precautions in acute care. American Nurse Today. 16(3). 

Smith, C.R., Palazzo, S.J., Grubb, P.L., & Gillespie, G.L. (2020). Standing up against workplace bullying: Recommendations from newly licensed nurses. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. http://doi10.5430/jnep.v10n7p35 

Brody A.A., Farley, J.E., Gillespie, G.L, Hickman, R., Hodges, E.A., Lyder, C., Palazzo, S.J., Schiavenato, M., & Pesut, D.J. (2017). Diversity dynamics: Issues and strategies to create positive organizations: The experience of male Robert Wood Johnson Foundation nurse faculty scholars. Nursing Outlook. 

Palazzo, S.J., Simpson, T, Simmons, J., & Schnapp, L.M. (2012). sTREM-1 as a Diagnostic Predictor of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Respir Care, December, (57)12, 2052-2058. http://doi.10.4187/respcare.01703 

Palazzo, S.J., Simpson, T, & Schnapp, L. (2011). Biomarkers for ventilator-associated pneumonia: Review of the literature. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, (40)4, 293-8. http://doi.10.1016/hrtlng.2010.11.003