Nursing Faculty

Sherrie Palmieri - Executive Director for Nursing and Health Professions


Sherrie Palmieri joined SNHU in 2013 as an adjunct instructor, course developer and subject matter expert for the graduate nursing Quality and Patient Safety concentration and certificate programs. She now serves as the executive director for Nursing and Health Professions at SNHU.

Before joining SNHU, Dr. Palmieri was the executive director of the St. Joseph School of Nursing, as well as an instructor. She successfully led accreditation efforts for six regulatory/accreditation surveys in 2012, including New Hampshire Board of Nursing (PN and NA programs), New Hampshire Department of Higher Education, Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, and Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (PN reaccreditation/ASN initial accreditation). Dr. Palmieri has also held leadership positions at Exeter Hospital, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and ComForcare Senior Services.

Throughout her career, Dr. Palmieri has co-authored several grants and proposals and was a featured speaker at Southern New Hampshire Consortium for Nursing Excellence and New Hampshire Association of Healthcare Quality conferences.

Dr. Palmieri holds memberships in several nursing and healthcare organizations and serves on the Government Affairs Committee for New Hampshire Nurses’ Association, Sherrie has been a certified healthcare quality professional (CPHQ) since 2007, and is secretary on the Board of Directors for Nashua Children’s Home.


DNP, Rush University

MBA, University of Phoenix

BSN, University of Arizona

Judith Pare - Associate Dean / Chief Nursing Administrator


Judith Pare joined SNHU in 2012 as the graduate program director and director of external partnerships for nursing and health professions. She is responsible for course development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum, program and faculty development and outreach to community partnerships.

Before joining SNHU, Dr. Pare was the assistant dean and an assistant professor at the School of Nursing at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences. During her first year of teaching, the NCLEX passing rate rose from 72 percent to 90 percent.

Dr. Pare's research is focused on reducing the stress experienced by adult learners in clinical practice and academic environments. Her dedication to this issue was reflected in her dissertation, “Effects of Guided Imagery on the Level of Stress Experienced by Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Students Engaged in Clinical Learning Experiences.”

In 1999, Dr. Pare was a recipient of the Grace Nagel Award. She is a published author, seasoned presenter and frequent keynote speaker.

Dr. Pare holds memberships in several organizations, including American Organization of Nurse Executives, New Hampshire Nurses Association and New Hampshire Association of Nurse Leaders.


PhD, Capella University

MSN, Salem State University

BSN, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences

Carol Allen - Assistant Dean


Education: B.S.N., Boston College; M.S.N., Family Nursing, University of Massachusetts Boston

Carol Allen, previously a senior lecturer at UMass Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences, has extensive online design experience and was the nursing department liaison with the educational technology group. She successfully developed and designed two Quality Matters courses, which scored 83/85 on the Quality Matters Rubric. She has extensive experience mentoring new faculty in the transition from face-to-face to online teaching. Allen is the designer and coordinator for the NUR 320 Patient-Centered Assessments course.