Janet Nieveen, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Lincoln Division
550 N 19th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0620

Phone: 402-472-7337
Email: jlnievee@unmc.edu



  • 1985, ADN, UNMC
  • 1987, BSN, UNMC
  • 1990, MSN, UNMC
  • 2001, PhD, UNMC


Dr. Nieveen is an assistant professor at UNMC College of Nursing. She received her bachelors of science, masters of science, and doctoral degrees in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Nieveen's clinical background includes critical care and medical surgical nursing.


Research Interests

  • Recovery management, symptom management, and physical activity promotion in cardiac patients
  • Symptom Management Intervention in Elderly CABG Patients
  • Home Communication Recovery Management Intervention in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients
  • Use of a Home Communication Device on Postoperative Recovery Outcomes in the Elderly Cardiac Surgical Patient


Nieveen, J., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., & Yates, B. (2008). Development and content validity testing of the Cardiac Symptom Survey in patients after coronary artery bypass grafting. Heart & Lung, 37 (1), 17-27.

Miller, C., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., & Nieveen, J. (2007). Impact of an early recovery management intervention on functioning in postoperative diabetic coronary artery bypass graft patients. Heart & Lung, 36 (6), 418-430.

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, physical functioning, and physical activity for women after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22 (6), 493-500.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J. Schulz, P., Hertzog, M., Miller, C., & Rasmussen, D. (in press). Usefulness of RISKO heart hazard appraisal to quantify CAD risk factor burden on the preoperative functioning of coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 22 (2), 81-87

Hertzog, M., Nieveen, J., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Schulz, P., Miller, C., & Rasmussen, D. (2007). Longitudinal field comparison of the RT3 and an activity diary with cardiac patients. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 15 (2), 105-120.

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Member of American Heart Association, American Nurses Association, Nebraska Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau--Gamma Pi, Midwest Nursing Research Society, and Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Midwest Nursing Research Society – Membership Committee.