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


Schmaderer, M., Pozehl, B., Hertzog, M., & Zimmerman, L. (2015). Psychometric Properties of the Patient Activation Measure. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 23(3), E128-E141.

Burbach, B. E., Cohen, M. Z., Zimmerman, L. M., Schmaderer, M. S., Struwe, L. A., & Paulman, A. (2016). Post-hospitalization transition to home: Patient perspectives of a personalized approach. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(5), 32-40.

Schmaderer, M., Zimmerman, L., Hertzog, M, Pozehl. B., & Paulman, A. (2016). Correlates of Patient Activation and Acute Care Utilization among Multimorbid Patients. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(10), 1335-1353.

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. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39(5), 622-42.

Struwe, L., Schmaderer, M., Zimmerman, L. (2019) Changes in Patient Activation in a Home Care Transition Intervention. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Schmaderer, M., (1994, May). Factors predicting length of stay in the coronary artery bypass graft patient. Master's thesis, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.

Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Barnason, S., & Schmaderer, M. (1996). The effects of music interventions on postoperative pain and sleep in coronary bypass graft patient. Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice, 10(2), 153-170.

Nelson, F.V., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Nieveen, J., & Schmaderer, M. (1998). The relationship and influence of anxiety on postoperative pain in the coronary artery bypass graft patient. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 15(2), 102-9.