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Danielle Gunter

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DANIELLE GUNTER

PhD, RN, CPN
Assistant Professor

Certified Pediatric Nurse

Nursing Building Office #122

e-mail: gunter@uiwtx.edu

office phone: 210-283-6353

  • Educational Degrees

    Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing University of Texas at Tyler

    Master of Science in Nursing, University of the Incarnate Word

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Memphis

     

  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    Dr. Gunter joined the School of Nursing faculty in January of 2008. She has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She currently teaches courses focused on transition to practice for BSN students, healthcare leadership and program development courses in the MSN program, and nursing theory in the DNP program.

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Gunter’s nursing experience lies in pediatrics, especially pediatric oncology, transplant, and end-of-life care. She also has experience in nursing education and hospital administration. Her research interests include improving psychosocial supportive measures and patient outcomes in chronically ill children and their families. As well as, interventions that improve communication and collaboration among the healthcare teams that serve them.

  • Recent Intellectual Contributions

    Publications

    Gunter, M. D. & Duke, G. (Accepted August, 2017). Reducing Uncertainty in Families Dealing with Childhood Cancers: An Integrative Literature Review. Pending Publication in Pediatric Nursing. 

    Muñoz, L.R., La France, Dominguez, D., Goei, K., Herbers, S., Gunter, M.D.,….Jones, M.E. (2014). Text messaging as a tool to increase physical activity in college students. The Physical Educator, 71, 437-453. 

    Parker, R.A., McNeill, J.A., Pelayo, L.W., Goei, K.A., Howard, J., Gunter, M.D. (2011). Pediatric clinical simulation: A pilot project. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(2), 105-111.

    Gilliland, I.; Nadeau, J., Williams, S., Munoz, L., Parker, R., Cook, J., McNeill, J.et al. (2010). Remembering wartime experiences: The role of spirituality among retired military nurses. Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health, 12(3), 224-239.

    Presentations

    July 2017-Collaboration and Coordination in Pediatric Oncology: A Case for the Clinical Nurse Leader, podium presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland

    July 2017-Chronic Disease Burden and the Impact on Nursing Practice in South Texas, poster presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland 

    February 2015-Social Support to Reduce Uncertainty in Childhood Cancer in South Texas: A Case Study, poster presentation accepted; UIW Research Day, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

  • Professional Memberships
    1. Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses
    2. Sigma Theta Tau
    3. American Nurses Association
    4. Texas Nurses Association
    5. American Nursing Informatics Association
  • Awards and Accomplishments

    Medical Center Rotary Club Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Award in 2015

    Sigma Theta Tau and Texas Nurses’ Association South Texas Nurse Imagemaker Award in 2016

    Nominated for the Presidential Teaching Award in both 2015 and 2017

  • More Information

    Dr. Gunter’s nursing experience lies in pediatrics, including pediatric oncology, transplant, and end-of-life care. She also has experience in nursing education and hospital administration. Her research interests include improving psychosocial supportive measures and patient outcomes in chronically ill children and their families, as well as interventions that improve communication and collaboration among the healthcare teams that serve them.