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


Patterson, B. L., Brewer, J., Stamler, L. L. (2012 epub ahead of print). Engagement of parents in online social support interventions. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2012.05.001

Ganann, R., Underwood, J., Matthews, S., Goodyear, R., Stamler, L. L., Meagher-Stewart, D., Monroe, V. (2010). Leadership Attributes: A Key to Optimal Utilization of the Community Health Nursing Workforce. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 23(2), 60-71.

Stamler, L. L. & Gabriel, A. (2010). Professional failure to thrive – A threat to quality care? Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 23(1), 22-31.

Graham, H., and Stamler, L. L. (2010). Contemporary perceptions of health from an indigenous (Plains Cree) perspective. Journal of Aboriginal Health, 6(1), 6-17.

Knibbs, K., & Stamler, L. L. (2009). Exploring perceived enablers and barriers to social marketing use in public health. Social Marketing Quarterly, 15:3, 100-112.

Rukholm, E. E., Stamler, L. L., Talbot, L. R., Bednash, G., Raines, F., Potempa, K., Nugent, P., Macleod Clark, J., Berhauser, S., Parfitt, B. (2009). Scaling up the global nursing health workforce: Contributions of an international organization. Collegian, 16(1), 41-45.

Stamler, L. L. (2008). Commentary on “Review: use of pedometers increases physical activity in adults”. Evidence Based Nursing 11:75. Comment on: Bravata DM, Smith-Spangler C, Sundaram V, et al. Using pedometers to increase physical activity and improve health: a systematic review. JAMA 2007; 298:2296-304.

Snowdon, A. W., Hussein, A., High, L., Stamler, L., Millar-Polgar, J., Patrick, L., Ahmed, E. (2008). The effectiveness of a multimedia intervention on parents’ knowledge and use of vehicle safety systems for children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23(2), 126-39.

Valaitis, R. K., Rajsic, C. J., Cohen, B., Stamler, L. L., Meagher-Stewart, D., and Froude, S. A. (2008). Preparing the community health nursing workforce: Internal and external enablers and challenges influencing undergraduate nursing programs in Canada. International Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 5(1), available at

Stamler, L.L., Patrick, L. J., Cole, M. & Lafreniere, K. (2006). Patient perceptions of satisfaction following diabetes education: Use of the mastery of stress instrument. The Diabetes Educator, 32. 770-776.

Snowdon, A. W., Polgar, J., Patrick, L. J., & Stamler, L. L. (2006). Parents’ knowledge and use of safety systems for children in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 38(2), 98-114.

Stamler, L. L.(2004) Commentary on "Review: limited evidence on regular breast examination does not support its effectiveness for reducing breast cancer death." Evidence Based Nursing 7(1):15. Comment on: Kosters JP, Gotzsche PC. Regular self-examination or clinical examination for early detection of breast cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2003;(2):CD003373 (latest version 1 Feb 2003).

Malinowski, A. & Stamler, L. L. (2003). Adolescent girls’ personal experience with the “Baby Think It Over” Infant Simulator. MCN -The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 28 (3), 205-211.

McMahon, S., Drake, M. L., Horsburgh, M. E., Malinowski, A., Rosenbaum, J., and Stamler, L. L. (2002). Withholding of obstetrical services – lessons from survivors. Guidance and Counselling, 18 (1), 23-32.

Stamler, L. L. (2002). Developing and refining the research question. Column. The Diabetes Educator, 28(6), 958, 960-62.

Malinowski, A., & Stamler, L. L. (2002). Comfort: Exploration of the concept in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 39(6), 1-8.

Stamler, L. L., Thomas, B., Lafreniere, K., and Out, J. (2002). A national survey of Canadian women: Breast health practices, influences and satisfaction. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 12, 218-223.

Thomas, B., Stamler, L. L., Lafreniere, K., & Out, J. (2002). Changes in beliefs and practices of working women after breast health educational interventions. AAOHN Journal, 50, 460-467.

Thomas, B., Stamler, L. L., Lafreniere, K., Out, J., & Delahunt, T. D. (2002) Using the internet to identify women’s sources of breast health education and screening. Women and Health, 36, 33-48.

Stamler, L. L., Thomas, B., Lafreniere, K., & Charbonneau-Smith, R. (2001). Women’s perceptions of breast screening and education opportunities in Canada. Canadian Nurse, 97(9), 23-27.

Stamler, L. L., Cole, M. & Patrick, L. (2001). Expanding the enablement framework and testing an evaluative instrument in diabetes patient education. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 35(3), 365-372.

Stamler, L. L., Thomas, B. & Lafreniere, K. (2000). Working women identify influences and obstacles to breast health practices. Oncology Nursing Forum, 27(5), 835-842.

Thomas, B., Stamler, L. L., Lafreniere, K., & Dumala, R. (2000). The internet as a tool for nursing research with women. Computers in Nursing, 18(1), 1-6.

Thomas, B., Stamler, L. L., Lafreniere, K., & Malinowski, A. (1999). Collaborating for breast health education and research: A university, industry and community agency partnership. AAOHN Journal, 47(1), 1-5.

Stamler, L. L., Thomas B., & McMahon, S. (1999). Nursing students respond to a computer assignment. Journal of Professional Nursing, 15, 52-58 .

Stamler, L. L. (1998). The participant’s views of childbirth education: Is there congruency with an enablement framework for patient education? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28, 939-947.

Stamler, L. L. (1997). Professional failure to thrive: A concern for members of the helping professions. Guidance and Counselling, 12(4), 27-30 .

Stamler, L. L. & Thomas, B. (1997). "Patient stories about breast screening: A way to enhance continuing education." The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing,28(2), 64-68.

Stamler, L. L. (1996). Towards a framework for patient education: An analysis of enablement. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 14(4), 332-347.

Stamler, L. L. (1996). Enabling as a positive force in counselling. Guidance and Counselling, 11(4), 13-18.