Mary Val Palumbo, D.N.P., APRN, GNP-BC

Associate Professor of Nursing

Mary Val Palumbo Office: 231E Rowell
Phone:(802) 656-0023

Dr. Mary Val Palumbo is the director of the AHEC Nursing Workforce, Research, Planning and Development initiative at the University of Vermont. Since 2001, she has received research and project grants for initiatives to address the nursing shortage including emergency preparedness, re-entering nursing practice, nurse health and wellness, older nurses retention, and healthcare career awareness. In addition to conducting research on Vermont's nurse workforce, Dr. Palumbo teaches nurse practitioner students and practices as a gerontological nurse practitioner at the University of Vermont Medical Center Memory Program.


D.N.P., Rush University, Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2004
M.S., MGH Institute of Health Professions, Nursing, 1985
B.S., East Stroudsburg State College, Physical Education & Recreation, 1976

Courses Taught

GRNS 412 - Advanced Nursing Practice of Older Adults
GRNS 407 - Optimizing Health
GRNS 408 - Management of Common Health Issues
GRNS 390 - Master's Project
GRNS 391 - Master's Thesis Research

Research Interests
Selected Publications

Palumbo, MV, (2014) Exercise and wellness for older adults: Practical programming strategies. Second edition reviewed in: Activities, Adaptation, & Aging Vol. 38, No. 2, Apr. - June 2014.

Palumbo, MV, Sikorski, EA, Liberty, BC. (2013) Exploring the cost-effectiveness of unit-based health promotion activities for nurses. Workplace Health and Safety. 61 (12): 514-520.

Redmond, T., Palumbo, MV, and Rambur, BA (2012). Certified nurse practitioner awareness of regulatory changes in Vermont. Journal of Nursing Regulation. 3(3): 13-18.

Palumbo, MV, Rambur, BA, Boyer SA. (2012). Education and employment characteristics of nurse preceptors. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Jul 23:1-9. doi: 10.3928/002220124-20120716-29.

Palumbo, MV, Wu G, Shaner-McRae H, Rambur B, McIntosh B. (2012). Tai Chi for older nurses: a workplace wellness pilot study. Applied Nursing Research. Feb;25(1):54-9. Epub 2010 Apr 13.

Rambur, B., Palumbo MV, McIntosh, B., Cohen, J., and Naud, S. (2011). Similarities and differences in young adults' perception of an ideal career and perceptions of nursing: Does gender matter? Nursing Management, 42(4), 19-24.

Palumbo, MV, Marth, N., Rambur, B. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) supply in a small state: trends to inform policy (2011). Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice. 12 (1) 27-35. (Abstract)

McIntosh, BR, Palumbo, MV, Rambur, BA. An aging nursing workforce necessitates change. American Journal of Nursing. Dec, 110 (12): 56-8. (Abstract)

Palumbo, MV, Rambur, B, McIntosh, B and Naud , S. Registered Nurses' perceptions of health and safety related to their intention to leave. AAOHN Journal 58(3), 95-103. (Abstract)

Palumbo, MV, Wu, G., Shaner-McRae, H., Rambur, B. & McIntosh, B. Tai Chi for older nurses: A workplace wellness pilot study. Applied Nursing Research DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2010.01.002. (Abstract)

McIntosh, BR, Palumbo, MV, Rambur, BA. (2010) An aging nursing workforce necessitates change. American Journal of Nursing. Dec, 110 (12): 56-8.

Palumbo, MV, McIntosh, B, Rambur, B and Naud, S.(2009) Retaining an aging nurse workforce: perceptions of human resource practices. Nursing Economics 27 (4), 221-227,232. (Abstract)

Palumbo, MV. (2008). State Funding for Nurse Faculty Loan Repayment: The Vermont Experience. In Dickson G & Flynn L (Eds.) Nursing Research and Policy: Turning Evidence into Health Policy. Springer Publishing Company, LLC: New York, NY.

Palumbo, MV, Rambur, MV, McIntosh, B., Naud, S. (2008). Perceptions of an ideal career vs. perceptions of six health careers. Journal of Allied Health 37(1) 8-14. (Abstract)

Rambur, B., Palumbo, MV, McIntosh, B., Thomas, C. (2008) A cross-disciplinary statewide rural healthcare workforce analysis. Journal of Allied Health 37, (2), 106-109. (Abstract)

McIntosh, B., Palumbo, MV, Rambur, B. (2006). Does a 'shadow workforce' of inactive nurses exist? Nursing Economics 24 (5): 231-238. (Abstract)

Reinier, K., Palumbo, MV, McIntosh, B., Rambur, B., Kolodinsky, J., Hurowitz, L., Ashikaga, T. (2005) Measuring the nursing workforce: definitions and survey results. Medical Care Research and Review 62: 741-755. (Abstract)

Rambur, B., McIntosh, B., Palumbo, MV, Reinier, K. (2005) Education as a determinant of career retention and job satisfaction among registered nurses. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37(2): 185-92. (Abstract)

Honors and Awards
Grants and Scholarship Activities
Professional Affiliations

American Nurses Association
Eastern Nurses Research Society
Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders
Vermont State Nurses Association