School of Nursing

Ruthanne Palumbo, DNP, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor

Pre-Licensure Program, RN-BSN Program

Office: McNeill Hall 3065
Phone: (910) 962-7969


  • DNP in Nursing Education, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina
  • MSN in Nursing Education, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, North Carolina
  • ADN, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, North Carolina

Research Interest

  • Identifying current risk factors potentiating the use of intravenous opioids.
  • Development of risk assessment tool for opioid use.

Community Engagement

  • NCNA-DNP Council Member (Local-Southeastern Chapter)
  • NC Harm Reduction