Danielle Gunter


Associate Professor

E-mail: gunter@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-6353

  • PhD, University of Texas at Tyler
  • MSN, University of the Incarnate Word
  • BSN, University of Memphis

Dr. Gunter joined the School of Nursing faculty in January of 2008. She has taught Nursing for Children and Families for many years before transitioning to teach in the MSN program and most recently, the DNP program. Dr. Gunter's nursing experience lies in pediatrics, especially pediatric oncology, transplant and end-of-life care. She also has experience in nursing education and hospital administration. 

Dr. Gunter has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She currently teaches courses focused on transition to practice, healthcare leadership, program development, healthcare resource management and nursing theory.

Her research interests include improving psychosocial supportive measures and patient outcomes in chronically ill children and their families. As well as interventions that improve communication and collaboration among the healthcare teams that serve them.

  • Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses
  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Texas Nurses Association
  • 2015 Medical Center Rotary Club Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Award
  • 2016 Sigma Theta Tau and Texas Nurses' Association South Texas Nurse Imagemaker Award
  • Nominated for the Presidential Teaching Award in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Gunter, M.D. and Duke, G. (2019). Social support to reduce uncertainty in childhood cancer in south Texas: A Case Study. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing, 36, 207-218.
  • Gunter, M. D. and Duke, G (2018). Reducing Uncertainty in Families Dealing with Childhood Cancers: An Integrative Literature Review. Pediatric Nursing, 44(1), 21-37.
  • Muñoz, L.R., La France, Dominguez, D., Goei, K., Herbers, S., Gunter, M.D.,….Jones, M.E. (2014). Text messaging as a tool to increase physical activity in college students. The Physical Educator, 71, 437-453.
  • Parker, R.A., McNeill, J.A., Pelayo, L.W., Goei, K.A., Howard, J., Gunter, M.D. (2011). Pediatric clinical simulation: A pilot project.Journal of Nursing Education, 50(2), 105-111.
  • Gilliland, I.; Nadeau, J., Williams, S., Munoz, L., Parker, R., Cook, J., McNeill, J.et al. (2010). Remembering wartime experiences: The role of spirituality among retired military nurses.Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health, 12(3), 224-239.
  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse