Daleen Penoyer oversees operations for the Center for Nursing Practice, ensuring quality and the achievement of program goals for the evidence-guided nursing practice.  Throughout her career, Daleen has served in a wide variety of roles, including critical care educator, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and director of advanced practice nursing and nursing research. In addition to her executive responsibilities, Daleen is an active member of the corporate quality team and is the lead for Orlando Health’s surviving sepsis initiative. 

Daleen earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Florida in Gainesville. 

Daleen has been repeatedly recognized for excellence in nursing and research, including awards from the American Association of Critical Care, Florida Nurses Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She has been awarded grant funding for continued work at the local, state, and national levels and has more than 40 published articles in journals and textbooks. For more than 20 years Daleen has served on the Orlando Health Institutional Review Board, led the Nursing Research Committee, and actively promoted the engagement of all nurses in nursing research.

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