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Debra Palmer, RN, DNP, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-2162
Debra Palmer, DNP, has extensive experience as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Orthopedics and as a Nurse Practitioner in multiple patient care settings. She participated in the development of the first National Certification Examination for Orthopedic Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists.


  • DNP and MSN - University of San Diego


  • FNP-BC, ONP-C - Nationally certified Nurse Practitioner in Family Health and Orthopedics


School of Nursing


  • Family Health
  • Health Assessment
  • Homeless Health
  • Orthopedics

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 512 – Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion
  • GNRS 592B – Primary Health Care Clinical Practicum