Steven J. Palazzo, Ph.D., RN, CNE
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dr. Steven Palazzo comes to UNLV School of Nursing after serving as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Tenured Associate Professor at the College of Nursing at Seattle University. He is a Certified Nurse Educator and was a Critical Care Registered Nurse. Dr. Palazzo has years of experience in course development, clinical nursing, and management. He served as a member of multiple professional nursing organizations, while also serving on numerous academic committees, like the Governance Committee of Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Palazzo has earned various awards and grants, has mentored/chaired more than a dozen scholarly and DNP projects and exemplified his nursing proficiency in 15 referred publications and additional scientific poster and podium presentations. Moreover, he is part of the Teen Take Heart Team, a program for promoting heart health in high school teens.