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Debra Penrod

Debra Penrod, Assistant Professor of Nursing

School of Health Sciences

Dr. Penrod’s career began teaching in secondary education at area schools. Since 1996, she worked as a nurse in various roles including acute rehabilitation, medical-surgical nursing, school nursing and case management. In 2009, she began working as a nurse educator in the community college setting, teaching in the practical nursing and associate degree of nursing programs. Prior to coming to SIUC, she also has worked as an adjunct faculty member in a baccalaureate of nursing online program. Dr. Penrod is a member of Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society. She also holds nursing certifications in rehabilitation and school nursing.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University 1990
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University 1996 
Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education from McKendree University 2009 
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nursing Education Leadership, American Sentinel University 2018 
Debra Penrod

Office: ASA 211A
Email: debra.penrod@siu.edu