Professor Palm began teaching pediatric nursing at URI in 1977. While pediatric nursing remains her clinical specialty, she also teaches Health Assessment in the undergraduate program and recently co-edited a health assessment textbook.
Professor Palm is very active in the use of simulation learning in nursing education. Professor Palm began authoring computer aided instruction programs for pediatric nursing in 1997. When high fidelity human patient simulators were developed, she wrote a grant to obtain the Laerdal SimManŽ for the college. Since 2007 she has been the director of simulation in the College. She coordinates the Simulation Laboratories, provides guidance for faculty and graduate students in simulation learning and runs simulation labs for sophomores, juniors and senior students.
A past president of Delta Upsilon Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Nursing Honor Society, she remains active in the organization. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island.
Hogan-Quigley, B., Palm, M.L., Bickley, L. (2012). Bates' Nursing Guide to Physical examination and History Taking. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Phila.