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Daleen Penoyer is the Senior Director for the Center for Nursing Research and Advanced Nursing Practice at Orlando Health.

Dr. Penoyer is an experienced critical care nurse who has served as an educator, executive leader, researcher, and clinical nurse specialist in acute and critical care. She currently leads nurses to conduct research and translate evidence into practice. In partnership with an interdisciplinary team, she led organizational efforts to improve care and outcomes from sepsis, glycemic control, clinical deterioration, and critical illness.

She has been actively engaged with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Florida Nurses Association and Foundation and served on the Board of Regents of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and co-leader of the Guideline Task Force on Detecting Critical Illness Outside of the ICU. Dr. Penoyer’s research focuses on nursing interventions and outcomes, preventing iatrogenic pneumonia, and clinical device research and published results are cited in a variety of nursing, medical, and leadership journals.

She received her BSN and MSN from the University of South Carolina and PhD in Nursing from the University of Florida and is a fellow of Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Nurse Specialist.


Daleen Penoyer


Senior Director, Center for Nursing Research and Advanced Nursing Practice

Orlando Health


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