Faculty: Panosky


Denise Panosky
Associate Clinical Professor


P: (860) 486-0549

University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Storrs Hall, Room 101C
231 Glenbrook Rd. U-4026
Storrs, CT 06269

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

  • Correctional Health and and Forensic Nursing: Reducing Correctional Nursing Stress
  • Advancing Correctional Nurse Competencies for Quality Care


  • Advancing Correctional Nurse Competencies for Quality Care
  • Correctional Nursing Student Orientation
  • Promoting Nursing Student Learning in Correctional Settings
  • Teaching Caring and Empathy through Simulation

Mental Health

  • Improving Mental and Physical Health of Female Adolescents in Correctional Settings

Research Funding

  • February – July 2013 “Reducing stress among correctional nurses through focus groups” Project Investigator, Center for the Promotion for Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW), $11,000 funded
  • June 2012 – 2013 “Student Labor for Aging, Musculoskeletal Disorders, and Work Capacity” Project Investigator and Coordinator at UConn, NIOSH funded grant through UCHC, $29,938 funded
  • July 2011 – 2014 “Nurse, Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention”
  • Co-Investigator and Project Coordinator, HRSA, $1,145,310 funded
  • July 2009 “A Feasibility Study for an Adolescent Behavioral Program”
  • Project Investigator, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Mu Chapter, $1,000 funded
  • February 2009 “Leadership, Education, Achievement and Development (LEAD) for Adolescents in a Correctional Facility”
  • Co-Project Investigator Viola W. Bernard Foundation, $10,000 funded


  • Panosky, D. & Diaz, D. (2009). Teaching Caring and Empathy through Simulation. International Journal for Human Caring, 13(3), 44-46.

Professional Activities

  • Center for Correctional Health Practice-based Research Networks: Director for Academic and Professional Development
  • Forensic Clinical Nurse Specialist (FCNS)
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP)
  • Corrections Task Force Chair for International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
  • Correctional Nursing Workgroup Member for American National Nurses Association (ANA)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN) University of Connecticut Ambassador


  • May 2012 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing
  • October 2009 The Florence Wald Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Practice awarded by the Connecticut Nurses’ Association
  • October 2009 “Modeling Vulnerabilities and Stressors of Co-Occurring Disorders among a Prison Population”, Outstanding Scientific Research and Education Award by International Association of Forensic Nurses 17th Scientific Assembly
  • 2009 Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2006 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • 2005 HRSA Nursing Traineeship Grant
  • 2004 Quinnipiac University Nursing Honor Society