Myra Schmaderer, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Interim Assistant Dean - Lincoln Division


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

Phone: 402-472-7335



  • 1990, BSN, UNMC
  • 1994, MSN, UNMC
  • 2015, PhD, UNMC


Dr Schmaderer is an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing. Dr. Schmaderer received her doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2015. Her research area is multimorbidity, chronic disease, patient activation and self-management. Dr. Schmaderer is particularly interested in using mobile health technology. She has over 30 years of clinical experience with a focus on acute and chronic disease. Dr. Schmaderer’s teaching area includes Leadership and chronic disease.


Research Interests

  • Determinants of Patient Activation in Multimorbid Hospitalized Patients


Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Atwood, J., Nieveen, J., Schmaderer, M. (2002). Development of a self-efficacy instrument for coronary artery bypass graft patients. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 10(2), 123-133.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Schmaderer, M., Carranza, B., & Reilly, S. (2003) Impact of a Home Communication Intervention for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients with Ischemic Heart Failure on Self-Efficacy, Coronary Disease Risk Factor Modification and Functioning. Heart & Lung, 32 (3). 147-158.

Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Nieveen, J., & Schmaderer, M. (2004). Symptom Management Intervention in Elderly Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients. Outcomes Management. 8 (1).

Sittner, B., Schmaderer, M., Zimmerman, L., Hertzog, M., & George, B. (2009). Rapid Response Team: Simulated Training for Enhancing Patient Safety (STEPS). Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 5. e119-e127.

Schmaderer, M., (2015). Determinants of patient activation in hospitalized multimorbid patients. Dissertation, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.

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