Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler, PhD, DLitt, RN, FAAN


Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Christine Heide Sorensen Endowed Professor of Nursing


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

Phone: 402-559-4286



  • 1973, BSN, St. Olaf
  • 1984, MSN, University of Manitoba
  • 1994, PhD, University of Cincinnati


Dr. Stamler joined the College in 2014 as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. She has practiced and/or taught in three states and three provinces (Canada). She holds two U.S. degrees (BSN [St. Olaf College, MN], PhD [University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing and Health]) and one Canadian degree (MEd [University of Manitoba]) as well as an honorary doctorate. She has practiced in several clinical areas, including ICU, long term care, rehabilitation, and home health. She has taught all levels of nursing education from the diploma to the PhD. Her research interests are eclectic (diabetes, breast health, booster seats for children, leadership), but the common thread is the teaching-learning process, be it through patient education or nursing education and leadership. She is active in nursing organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau International, and was President of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing from 2008-2010.


Nair, G., Hellsen-Bzovney, L., Stamler, L. L. (2017). Accumulation of content validation evidence for the critical thinking self-assessment scale (CTSAS). Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(1), 156-170.

Nair, G. and Stamler, L. L. (2013). A conceptual framework for developing a critical thinking self-assessment scale. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(3), 131-138. DOI 10.3928/01484834-20120215-01

Lepnurm, R., Voigts, D., Lissel, M., Dobson, R. T., & Stamler, L. L. (2012). What matters most to patients when they assess quality of their care? Journal of Hospital Administration, 1(2), 1-10.

Knibbs, K., Underwood, J., MacDonald, M., Schoenfeld, B., Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Crea-Arsenio, M., Meagher-Stewart, D., Stamler, L. L., Blythe, J., & Ehrlich, A. (2012). Appreciative inquiry: A strength-based research approach to building Canadian public health nursing capacity. Journal of Research in Nursing, 17(5), 484-494.

Lepnurm, R., Dobson, R., Stamler, L., Persaud, D., Keegan, D., and Brownbridge, B. (2012). The contribution of work environment to nurses’ assessments of the quality of patient care. Healthcare Management Forum, 2, 70-79.

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