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Jennifer Painter, DNP, CNS - ChristianaCare. Wilmington, DE, US

Jennifer Painter, DNP, CNS

Associate Chief Learning Officer & Vice President Nursing Professional Development | ChristianaCare


Jennifer Painter is an expert at nursing professional development, nursing education and oncology nursing.


Jennifer Painter is vice president of Nursing Professional Development and Education at ChristianaCare. She leads more than 60 employees covering all strategic efforts related to nursing professional development, centralizing the nursing education workforce and designing a new organizational infrastructure.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Nursing Education Workforce

Nursing Professional Development

Organizational Infrastructure

Education (3)

Wilmington University: D.N.P., Nursing 2018

University of Delaware: M.S.N., Nursing 2006

University of Delaware: B.S.N., Nursing 2003





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Media Appearances (1)

DBT40 Honoree: Jennifer Painter

Delaware Business Times  online


Jennifer Painter, why should you be chosen for DBT 40? Because I am an energetic senior nursing leader within Delaware’s largest health system...

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Selected Papers and Publications (4)

Nurse Practitioner Transition to Practice: Development of a Residency Program

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

2019 Nurse practitioner residency programs assist new graduates to transition to practice. This article describes the development of a primary care nurse practitioner residency program at a large academic medical center in the mid-Atlantic region.

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Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) Fellowships: A Strategic Approach to a High-Quality, Stable APC Workforce

Delaware Journal of Public Health

2020 Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs), which include nurse practitioners and physician assistants, are valuable members of health care teams across all clinical care settings and particularly in primary care.

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Development & Evaluation of a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

Wilmington University

2018 New graduate residency programs can assist with transition to practice, improve confidence and reduce turnover rates. Although historically used for new graduate Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioner (NP) residency programs are becoming main stream. To assist new primary care NPs to transition to practice, a NP residency program was developed at a large academic medical center in Delaware.

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Nurse Residency Programs: Providing Organizational Value

Delaware Journal of Public Health

2020 A review and discussion of creating nurse residency programs employing the recommendations from accrediting bodies to demonstrate organizational value.

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External Service & Affiliations (9)

  • Member – American Nurses Association
  • Member – Delaware Nurses Association
  • Member - Oncology Nursing Society International
  • Member - Delaware Diamond Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society
  • Member – Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • President Elect - Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Volunteer Nurse - Special Olympics Delaware
  • Member - Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Xi Chapter
  • Member - Sigma Theta Tau, International

Selected Honors & Awards (1)

Delaware Business Times: 40 Under 40 (professional)


Delaware Business Times: 40 Under 40