Ann Malone Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS, FAAN



University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-4957



  • 1971, BSN, Creighton University
  • 1984, MSN, UNMC
  • 1996, PhD, UNMC


Dr. Berger is a Professor and an advanced practice nurse at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and her masters and PhD degrees in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Berger's clinical background includes a decade in all levels of coronary care and over three decades in oncology nursing care. She has held positions in Washington, California and Nebraska.


Research Interests

  • symptom management
  • fatigue and sleep/wake disturbances in individuals with cancer
  • wrist actigraphy

Grant Support (Previous 5 years)

Chemotherapy-Related Changes in Neurocognitive Function and Symptoms in Colorectal Cancer Patients. (P.I.)


White, L., Cohen, M., Berger, A., Kupzyk, K., Swore-Fletcher, B., & Bierman, P. (2019). Self-efficacy for Management of Symptoms and Symptom Distress in Adults with Cancer: An Integrative Review. Oncology Nursing Forum.46 (1), 113-128. doi 10.1188/19.ONF.113-128

Charalambous, A., Berger, A., Matthews, E., Balachandran, DD, Papastavrou, E., Palesh, O. (2019). Cancer-related fatigue and sleep deficiency in cancer care continuum: concepts, assessment, clusters, and management. Supportive Care in Cancer, doi 10.1007/s00520-019-04746-9 [Epub ahead of print] PMID 30903367.

Djalilova, D. Mandolfo, N., Berger, A. & Cramer, M. (2019). Policy Analysis of Access to and Reimbursement for Non-Pharmacologic Therapies for Cancer-Related Fatigue. Public Health Nursing, doi 10.1111/phn.12615

LeVan, T., Xiao, P., Kumar, G., Kupzyk, K., Qiu, F., Klinkebiel, D., Eudy, J., Cowan, K., Berger, AM. (2019). Genetic variants in circadian rhythm genes and self-reported sleep quality in women with breast cancer. Journal of Circadian Rhythms, 17(1):6, 1-10. doi 10.5334/jcr.184.

Caruso, C., Baldwin, C., Berger, A., Chasens, E., Edmonson, C., Gobel, B.,..Tucker, S. Disseminating Policy Recommendations to Reduce Fatigue in Nurses. Sleep Science, 2019; 12(Supl.3): 7.

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Selected as the Dorothy Hodges Olson Endowed Chair in Nursing in 2007 and reappointed in 2017.

Serves as the Team Captain, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology ™ Cancer-Related Fatigue Panel (2008 - Present).

Has assumed several leadership positions within the Oncology Nursing Society.

Appointed to the NIH/NINR Nursing Science, Children and Families Study Section (2005-2009).

Continues in clinical practice, focusing on educating clinical nurses to delivery quality cancer care through workshops and other teaching venues.

Involved in development of evidence-based education for oncology patients and families.

Works with the Oncology Nursing Society to develop evidence based oncology nurse sensitive outcomes for sleep/wake disturbances.

Frequent invited speaker at local, regional and national oncology nursing conferences.


2011 Creighton University School of Nursing Alumni Merit Award recipient.

MNRS Senior Scientist Recognition Award (2009).

State of the Science Lecture award, Oncology Nursing Foundation (2008).

Selected as a UNMC Distinguished Scientist (2006).

Inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (2005).

Received the University of Nebraska Medical Center outstanding Teacher Award (2005).