Gina Panozzo, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
Dr. Panozzo has been a nurse since 2004. She received her DNP in executive leadership from Rush University, MSN in nursing administration from Aurora University and BSN from the University of St. Francis. She is board certified in psychiatric and mental health nursing and is a certified nurse educator.
Dr. Panozzo specializes in psychiatric nursing and has worked in residential, inpatient, home health and hospice settings. She also served as a quality and performance improvement director of a home health agency and assisted in the development of a hospice organization. Her experience in academic settings includes teaching psychiatric nursing rotations and numerous courses from the ADN to DNP levels, course development and revisions, and writing and updating standards for accreditation purposes.
She has researched and published with a focus on the schizophrenic population and therapeutic relationship development. She also provides consulting services to home health and hospice companies to improve their metrics and assist with policy writing and development, as well as the accreditation process, including on-site visits/surveys. In addition to speaking at numerous conferences and presenting posters at various events, she has provided didactic teaching in nurse residency programs.