Dr. Palmer is retired from the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation after a long career of teaching critical care to undergraduates. She was a nurse educator for over 35 years, and has been involved with international global nursing projects for over 30 years. Dr. Palmer maintains active involvement with global healthcare through board membership for International Child Care. She first visited Haiti in 1976 with a working trip to the eye clinic in Petit Goave; since that time, she has visited Haiti multiple times every year. Dr. Palmer is a Virginia Henderson Fellow.