Dorothy Hodges Olson Endowed Chair in Nursing


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

Phone: 402-559-3182
Email: bpozehl@unmc.edu



  • 1978, BSN, UNMC
  • 1983, MSN, UNMC
  • 1990, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dr. Bunny Pozehl’s program of research focuses on exercise training interventions and promoting adherence to exercise in heart failure. Health-related outcomes of interest in response to exercise are adherence behavior, symptoms, physiological and psychological functioning and quality of life. Self-care management in individuals with multiple chronic conditions has also been a focus of her research. Dr. Pozehl is an Adult/Acute Care certified nurse practitioner, and she provides care to patients with advanced heart failure one-half day per week at Nebraska Medicine. Clinical practice informs her research and keeps her grounded in the actual delivery of evidence-based care for patients with heart failure.


Brawner CA, Ehrman JK, Myers J, Chase P, Vainshelboim B, Farha S, Saval MA, McGuire R, Pozehl B, Keteyian SJ. (2018). Exercise Oscillatory Ventilation: Inter-reviewer Agreement and a Novel Determination. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 50(2): 369-374.

Deka P, Pozehl B, Williams M, & Yates, B. (2017) Adherence to recommended exercise guidelines in patients with heart failure. Heart Failure Reviews 22(1):41-53.

DeVon HA, Vuckovic K, Ryan CJ, Barnason S, Zerwic JJ, Pozehl B, Schulz P, Seo Y, Zimmerman L. (2017) Systematic review of symptom clusters in cardiovascular disease. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs.;16(1):6-17

Yates BC, Pozehl B, Kupzyk K, Epstein CM, Deka P. Are Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines? Rehabil Nurs. 2017 May-Jun;42(3):119- 124.

Zimmerman L, Wilson, F, Schmaderer M, Struwe L, Pozehl B, Paulman A, Bratzke L, Moore K., Raetz L, George B. (2017). Cost-effectiveness of a Care Transition Intervention Among Multimorbid Patients. West J Nurs Res. 2017 May;39(5):622-642.

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Adult/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Advanced Heart Failure clinic at Nebraska Medicine.

American Heart Association - Council of Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.

Heart Failure Society of America.

American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.

Midwest Nursing Research Society.

American Nurses Association.

Research Committee Midwest Nursing Research Society.

American Academy of Nursing.

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty.

Nebraska Nurse Practitioners.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Sigma Theta Tau International


2018 Dorothy Hodges Olson Endowed Chair in Nursing.

2017 Fellow in the Heart Failure Society of America.

2013 Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

2013 Distinguished Scientist Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

2010 Fellowship in the American Heart Association.

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