University of Nebraska Medical Center

Marcia Shade, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Marcia Shade, PhD, RN

Dr. Shade is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing. Dr. Shade received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She received her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from Nebraska Methodist College. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Shade was the UNMC 2014-2016 Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar. She has over ten years of clinical practice experience, primarily in care of the elderly. She is currently studying medication safety and self-management in community-dwelling older adults.

  • 2003, BSN, Nebraska Methodist College
  • 2009, MSN, Nebraska Methodist College
  • 2016, PhD, UNMC
Research Interests
  • Geriatric nursing
  • Inappropriate use of medications/medication adherence
  • Adverse events of medications
  • Patient and medication safety
  • Rural populations of older adults
  • Self-management behaviors in older adults
  • Armstrong, T., Shade, M., Ghislain, B., Gilbert, M.R., Mahajan, A., Scheurer, E. V.B., Berger, A. (2016). Sleep disturbance in patients with brain tumors. Neuro-Oncology. 0, 1-13, doi: 10.1093/neuonc/now119
  • Shade, M.Y., Berger, A.M., Dizona, P., Pozehl, B., Pullen, C. (2015). Sleep and health-related factors in overweight and obese rural women in a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 39(3):386-397. doi: 10.1007/s10865-015-9701-y.
  • Visovsky, C., Berger, A.M., Hertzog, M., Rice, J., & Shade, M.Y. (2014). Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry: Comparison of physical and mental health and sleep in breast cancer survivors. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship, 5, 29-38.
  • Shade, M., Berger, A.M., Chaperon, C. (2014) Abstract: State of the science on potentially inappropriate medications in community-dwelling older adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 36(10): 1380-1381. doi: 10.1177/0193945914540121
  • Shade, M., Berger, A.M., Chaperon, C. (2014) State of the science on potentially inappropriate medications in community-dwelling older adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing. 7(4):178-192. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20140210-01
  • Nebraska Action Coalition
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
  • National Gerontology Nurses of America (NGNA)
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2016 MNRS Graduate Student Research Scholars’ Award
  • 2014 40 Under 40 Nurse Leader Award Recipient