PhD, RN, CPN
Office: Nursing Building #122
Phone: (210) 283-6353
- Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of Texas at Tyler
- Master of Science in Nursing, University of the Incarnate Word
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Memphis
Brief Academic and Teaching History
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 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.
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. 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
- Sigma Theta Tau
- American Nurses Association
- Texas Nurses Association
Awards and Accomplishments
- Medical Center Rotary Club Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Award in 2015
- Sigma Theta Tau and Texas Nurses' Association South Texas Nurse Imagemaker Award in 2016
- Nominated for the Presidential Teaching Award in both 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