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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Lani Zimmerman, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Professor, UNMC College of Nursing

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Lani Zimmerman, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Dr. Lani Zimmerman is originally from Montana and moved to Nebraska to take a faculty position at UNMC. She has found UNMC to be a stimulating environment to work. She had the opportunity to serve in a variety of capacities at the University and has watched UNMC grow to a premier institution. Currently Dr. Zimmerman is the Director of Mentored Scholars Program at UNMC, and Operational Director of Professional Development Core of the Great Plains Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

Education
  • 1970, BSN, Montana State University
  • 1975, MSN, Montana State University
  • 1983, PhD, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Research Interests
  • Symptom Management in the post CABG patient
  • Symptom Management in women post CABG patient
  • Secondary Risk Factor Modification in the CAD population
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Care Transition Intervention
Publications
  • Kulik, A., Ruel, M., Jneid, H., Ferguson, T. B., Hiratzka, L. F., Ikonomidis, J. S., Zimmerman, L., et al. (2015). Secondary prevention after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 131(10), 927-964.
  • Wee, A. G., Zimmerman, L. M., Pullen, C. H., Allen, C. M., Lambert, P. M., & Paskett, E. D. (2015). Evaluating a web-based educational module on oral cancer examination based on a behavioral framework. Journal of Cancer Education, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13187-014-0776-x.
  • Cohen, M. Z., Thompson, C. B., Yates, B., Zimmerman, L., & Pullen, C. (2015). Implementing Common Data Elements across Studies to Advance Research. Nursing Outlook, 63(2), 181-188.
  • Kotcherlakota, S., Zimmerman, L., & Berger, A. M. (2013). Developing scholarly thinking using mind maps in graduate nursing education. Nurse Educator, 38(6), 252-255. doi:10.1097/01.NNE.0000435264.15495.51
  • Carlson, B., Pozehl, B., Hertzog, M., Zimmerman, L., & Riegel, B. (2013). Predictors of overall perceived health in patients with heart failure. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 28(3), 206-215. doi:10.1097/JCN.0b013e31824987a8
  • Zimmerman, L.M., Barnason, S., Schulz, P., Nieveen, J., Tu, C. (2012). Rural versus urban comparison: Physical activity and functioning following coronary artery bypass surgery. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 12(1), 16 – 28.
  • *Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., & Young, L. (2012). Patient recovery and transitions after hospitalization for acute cardiac events: An integrative review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(2), 175-191. doi: 10.1097.JCN.0b013e318239f5f5
  • Bauer, L., Pozehl, B., Hertzog, M., Johnson, J., Zimmerman, L., & Filipi, M. (2012). A brief neuropsychological battery for use in the chronic heart failure population. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11(2), 223-230. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2011.03.007
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., & Young, L. (2012). An integrative review of interventions promoting self-care of patients with heart failure. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(3-4), 448-475. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702-2011-03907.x
  • Barnason, Z., Zimmerman, L., & Young, L. (2012). Patient recovery and transitions after hospitalization for acute cardiac events: An integrative review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(2), 175-191. doi: 10.1097.JCN.0b013e318239f5f5
  • Young, L., Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Barnason, S., & Wang, H.M. (2012). Cost-effectiveness of a symptom management intervention: Improving physical activity in older women following coronary artery bypass surgery. Nursing Economics, 30(2), 94-103
  • Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Hertzog, M., Young, L., Nieveen, J., Schulz, P., & Tu, C. (2011). Gender differences in recovery outcomes after an early recovery symptom management intervention. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 40(5), 429-439. doi: 10.1016/j.hrting.2010.07.018; PMCID: PMC3166972
  • Anderson, J.K., Zimmerman, L., Caplan, L., & Michaud, K. (2011). Measurs of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Arthritis Care & Research, 63(S11), S14-S36.
  • McGuire, R., Waltman, N., & Zimmerman, L. (2011). Intervention components promoting adherence to ST exercise in BCS with bone loss. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(5), doi: 10.1177/0193945910379004
  • Schulz, P., Lottman, D.J., Barkmeier, T., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., & Hertzog, M. (2011). Medications and associated symptoms/problems after coronary artery bypass surgery. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Critical Care, 40(2), 130-138. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2010.03.003; PMCID: PMC2943996
  • Schulz, P., Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Barnason, S., & Nieveen, J. (2011). Symptom management strategies used by elderly patients following coronary artery bypass surgery. Applied Nursing Research, 24(2), 65-73. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2009.03.001; PMCID: PMC3032001
  • Zimmerman, L. (2010). Forward: symptom clusters. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 25(4), 261-262. doi: 10.1097/JCN.9b913e3181d59e31
  • Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Young, L., Tu, C., Schulz, P., & Abbott, A.A. (2010). Symptom profiles of coronary artery bypass surgery patients at risk for poor functioning outcomes. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 25(4), 292-300. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3181cfba00
  • Abbott, A.A., Barnason, S., & Zimmerman, L. (2010). Symptom burden clusters and their impact on psychosocial functioning following coronary artery bypass surgery. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 25(4), 301-310. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3181cfbb46
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Hertzog, M., and Schulz, P. (2010). Pilot Testing of a Hospital Discharge Transition Medication Self-Management Intervention for Heart Failure Patients. Accepted for publication in Western Journal of Nursing.; 32, 849-870.
  • Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Young, L., Tu, C., Schulz, P., and Abbott A. (2010). Symptom Profiles of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients at Risk for Poor Functioning Outcomes. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing; 25(4), 292-300.
  • Schulz, P., Lottman, D.J., Barkmeier, T., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S. (2010) Medications and Associated Symptoms/Problems after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Heart & Lung. Available on line 4 May, 2010.
  • Nelson Danquah, F.V., Zimmerman, L., Diamond, P., Meininger, J., & Bergstrom, N. (2010). Frequency, severity, and distress of dialysis-related symptoms reported by patients on hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 37(6), 627-637.
  • Abbott, A., Barnason, S., Zimmerman,L. (2010). Symptom burden clusters and their impact on psychosocial functioning following coronary artery bypass surgery. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing; 25(4), 301-310.
  • Schulz, P., Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Barnason, S., Nieveen, J. (2009). Symptom management strategies used by elderly patients following coronary artery bypass surgery. Manuscript in press, Applied Nursing Research. Available on-line August 2009.
  • Sittner, B., Schmaderer, M., Zimmerman, L., Hertzog, M. & George, B. (2009). Rapid response team: Simulated training for enhancing patient safety (STEPS). Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 5(3),e119 – e127.
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Schulz, P., Miller, C., Hertzog, M., and Tu, C. (2009). Influence of a Symptom Management Telehealth Intervention on Older Adults’ Early Recovery Outcomes following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABS). Heart & Lung, 38 (5), 364-376.
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Schulz, P., and Tu, C. (2009) Influence of an Early Recovery Telehealth Intervention on Physical Activity and Functioning following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABS) among Older Adults with High Disease Burden. Heart & Lung, 38 (6), 459-468.
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Schulz, P., Miller, C., Hertzog, M. & Rasmussen, D. (2008). The Relationships between Fatigue and Early Postoperative Recovery Outcomes Over Time in Elderly Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Patients. Heart & Lung; 37(4)245-256.
  • Nieveen, J. L., Zimmerman, L. M., Barnason, S. A., Yates, B. C. (2008). Development and content validity testing of the Cardiac Symptom Survey in patients after coronary artery bypass grafting. Heart Lung; 37(1):17-27.
  • Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Schulz, P., Nieveen, J., Miller, C., Hertzog, M., Rasmussen, D., & Tu., C (2007). The effects of a symptom management intervention on symptom evaluation and physical activity for women after coronary artery bypass surgery. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 22(6), 493-500.
  • Miller, C., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Nieveen, J. (2007). Impact of an early recovery management intervention on functioning in postoperative coronary artery bypass patients with diabetes. Heart Lung; 36(6):418-30.
  • Hertzog, M.A., Nieveen, J.L., Zimmerman, L.M., Barnason, S.A., Schulz, P.M., Miller, C.L., & Rasmussen, D.A. (2007). Longitudinal comparison of the RT3 and an activity diary with cardiac patients. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 15(2), 105-120.
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Schulz, P., Hertzog, M., Miller, C., & Rasmussen, D. (2007) Usefulness of RISKO Heart Hazard Appraisal to Quantify CAD Risk Factor Burden on the Preoperative Functioning of  Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Patients. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(2), 81-87.
  • Zimmerman, L., & Barnason, S. (2007). Use of a telehealth device to deliver a symptom management intervention to cardiac surgical patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22 (1), 32-37.  
  • Barnason, S, Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., & Hertzog, M. (2006). Impact of a telehealth intervention to augment home health care on functional and recovery outcomes of elderly patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Heart & Lung, 35 (4), 225-233.
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Brey, B., Catlin, S., & Nieveen, J. (2006). Patterns of recovery following percutaneous coronary revascularization: A pilot study. Applied Nursing Research, 19, 31-37.
  • Schulz, P., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., & Nieveen, J. (2005). Gender Differences in Recovery after CABG Surgery. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing20 (2), 58-64 .
  • Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Nieveen, J., & Schmaderer, M. (2004). Symptom Management Intervention in Elderly Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients. Outcomes Management. 8(1) 5-12.
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Schmaderer, M., Carranza, B., & Reilly, S. (2003). Impact of a home communication intervention for coronary artery bypass graft patients with ischemic heart failure on self-efficacy, coronary disease risk factor modification, and functioning. Heart & Lung, 29(1), 147-158.
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Atwood, J., Nieveen, J., & Schmaderer, M. (2002). Development of a Self-Efficacy Instrument for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) patients. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 10 (2), 123-133.
  • Todero, C., LaFramboise, L., & Zimmerman, L.M. (2002). Symptom status and quality-of-life outcomes of home-based disease management program for heart failure patients. Outcomes Management, 6(4), 161-170.
  • Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Brey, B., Catlin, S., & Nieveen, J.(2002). Comparison of recovery patterns or patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft and minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass in the early discharge period. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 17 (1), 132-141.
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Anderson, A., Mohr-Burt, S., & Nieveen, J. (2000). Functional status outcomes among coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients over time. Heart & Lung, 29(1), 33-46.
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Anderson, A., Mohr Burt, S., Nieveen, J. (2000). Functional status outcomes among coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients over time. Heart & Lung, 29(1), 33-46.
  • Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., & Pozehl, B. (1999). Distance education programs for advanced practice nurses: Questions to ask. AACN Clinical Issues, 10(4), p. 508.
  • Nelson, F. V., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Nieveen, J., & Schmaderer, M. (1998). The relationship and influence of anxiety on postoperative pain in the coronary artery bypass graft patient. The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 15(2), 102-109.
  • Campbell-Grossman, C., Pozehl, B., & Zimmerman, L. (1996). Nursing students’ evaluation of classroom teaching: Developing and testing an instrument. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 4(1), pp. 49-57.
  • Zimmerman, L., Story, K.T., Gaston-Johansson, F., & Rowles, J. (1996). Psychological variables and cancer pain. Cancer Nursing, 19(1), 44-53.
  • Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Barnason, S., & Schmaderer, M. (1996). The effects of music interventions on postoperative pain and sleep in coronary bypass graft patient. Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice, 10(2), 153-170.
  • Crutchfield, J., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Barnason, S., & Pozehl, B. (1996). Preoperative and postoperative pain in total knee replacement patients. Orthopaedic Nursing, 15(2), 65-72.
  • Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., & Nieveen, J. (1995). The effects of music interventions in the patient after coronary artery bypass graft. Heart and Lung, 24(2), 124-132.
  • Pozehl, B., Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., & Crutchfield, J. (1995). Pain in the postoperative coronary artery bypass patients.  Clinical Nursing Research, 42, 208-222.
  • Barnason, S., & Zimmerman, L. (1995). A comparison of patient teaching among postoperative coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 10(4), 11-20.
  • Gaston-Johansson, F., Franco-Crowley, T., & Zimmerman, L.(1992). Pain and psychological distress in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.  Oncology Nursing Forum, 19(1), 41-48.
  • Waltman, N. L., & Zimmerman, L. (1991). Variations among nurses in behavioral intentions toward the dying. The Hospice Journal, 7(4), 37-49.
  • Norvell, T., Gaston-Johansson, F., & Zimmerman, L. (1990). Pain descriptions by nurses and physicians. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 5(1), 11-17.
  • Gaston-Johansson, F., Albert, M., Fagan, E., & Zimmerman, L. (1990). Similarities in pain description of four different ethnic - culture groups. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 5(2), 94-100.
  • Hiatt, A., Hoenshell-Nelson, N., & Zimmerman, L. (1990). Factors influencing patient entrance to a cardiac rehabilitation program. Cardiovascular Nursing, 26(5), 25-29.
  • Foxall, M., Zimmerman, L., Stanley, R., & Bene, B. (1990). A comparison of frequency and sources of nursing job stress perceived by intensive care, hospice, and medical-surgical nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 15, 577-584.
  • Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Duncan, K., & Schmitz, R.(1989). Effects of music in patients who had chronic cancer pain. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 11(3), 296-307.
  • Zimmerman, L., Pierson, M., & Marker, J. (1988). Effects of music on patient anxiety in coronary care units. Heart and Lung, 17(5), 560-566.
  • Zimmerman, L., & Westfall, J. (1988). The development and validation of a scale measuring effective clinical teaching behaviors. Journal of Nursing Education, 27(6), 274-277.
  • Zimmerman, L., Duncan, K., Pozehl, B., & Schmitz, R. (1987). Pain descriptors used by patients with cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 14(4), 67-70.
  • Zimmerman, L., & Waltman, N. (1986). Effective clinical teaching behaviors: A review of the literature. Nurse Educator, 11(1), 31-34.
  • Zimmerman, L., & Yeaworth, R. (1986). Factors influencing career success in nursing. Research in Nursing and Health, 9, 179-185.
Recognition
  • 2016 UNMC Outstanding Mentor of Junior Faculty
  • 2009 Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
  • 2009 Midwest Nursing Research Society Senior Nurse Scientist
  • 2008 UNMC Distinguished Scientist Award
  • 2007 Fellowship in the American Heart Association (FAHA)
  • 2013 - 2020 Niedfelt Professorship
  • 2005 MNRS Acute Care Section Distinguished Scientist Award
  • 2002 Penny Z. Davis Research Award