Ms. Deidra Pennington has 32 years of experience as a registered nurse and specializes in intensive care nursing. She worked for many years in Neuro-trauma ICU and Coronary Care, and also served in a leadership capacity as unit director for Neuro-trauma ICU. Deidra has extensive experience in injury prevention and was a former trauma outreach coordinator for Carilion Clinic. She was a recipient of the Healthcare with a Human Touch Award for achievements in injury prevention education. She continues to hold national certifications as a Child Passenger Safety Instructor and a CARFIT Coordinator for Mature Drivers., and has worked with the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Chiefs of Police as a trainer. In addition to her full time faculty role, Deidra serves as a faith community nurse and director of health ministry at her local church where she coordinates a group of volunteer parish nurses. She received the faculty award for Excellence in Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic years. In addition to injury prevention, research interests include preceptor and student relations, as well as mentoring of student nurses.
Deidra S. Pennington, M.S.N.
A.S.N., Bluefield State College
B.S.N., Jefferson College of Health Sciences
M.S.N., Jefferson College of Health Sciences