Roxanne Vandermause, PhD, RN

Director, PhD Program & Gladys E. Sorensen Endowed Chair in Nursing


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

Phone: 402-559-5033



  • 1981, BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 1999, MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2005, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Roxanne Vandermause is a registered nurse, professor, and Gladys E. Sorenson Endowed Chair for Nursing at UNMC College of Nursing. Her research involves community-based projects to find solutions for barriers to health care, with an emphasis on issues related to addictions and mental health. She has been active in studying adolescent and women’s health, particularly related to Relational Health. Her expertise in qualitative methodologies and hermeneutic phenomenology has been sought nationally and internationally and has been the source of many research-practice partnerships. She joined UNMC following administrative roles at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, as PhD program director, associate dean of research, and dean of the College of Nursing. She is interested in working with faculty and students on qualitative and multi-method research approaches and advancing community-engaged research, practice, and education. She has mentored numerous PhD students and faculty colleagues in qualitative approaches and has published and disseminated broadly with students and colleagues.


Research Interests

  • Community mental health
  • Relational Health
  • Hermeneutic phenomenological and multi-method approaches

Grant Support (Previous 5 years)

May 2023-June 2023
Addressing Non-suicidal Self-Injury Practice Guidelines: Current State of Affairs, $2,500, Vandermause, R. (P.I.)

July 2022-July 2025
Simulation Laboratory Construction Project. Congressional direct spending via HRSA, $2,500,000, Vandermause, R. (P.I.)

July 2021-June 2022
Simulation Laboratory Construction Project. Missouri Excel (MOExcel), $1,500,000, Vandermause, R. (P.I.)

June 2017-May 2022
Enhancing Capacity for Mental Health Research and Care in Cambodia, Paul (P.I.)


Mannarino, J. A., Carrico, A. W., Ean, Bruce, S., Vandermause, R., Kryah, R., Stein, E., Bertram, J., Shom, V., Paul, R. H. (2023). Protocol for a randomized control trial in Cambodian individuals with PTSD: Trauma- Informed Treatment Algorithms for Advancing Novel Outcomes (Project Titan). Contemporary Clinical Trials.

Li, F., Gu, C., Hu, Y., Vandermause, R., Fish, A. F., Zhou, Z., Yuan, X., Zhou, Q., Zhu, J., & Lou, Q. (2022). For the Good of the People: An Interpretive Analysis of Chinese Volunteerism in the Critical Matter of Care at the Start of the Pandemic. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. (in review)

Mott, R. L., Simons, J., Tummons, J., Vandermause, R., Ball, A., 5, Cletzer, D. A., Peckman, J. (2022). What is the meaning of youth livestock production? A hermeneutic phenomenological study. Journal of Agricultural Education, (3), 83-99.

Vandermause, R., Fish, A., Bender, A., Kuensting, L., Murphy, N., and Lavin, R. (2021) The “seeing place”: Teaching nurse practitioners through dramatization. Nurse Education Today, Volume 97.

Kuensting, L.L., Beckerle, C., Murphy, N., Folta Fish, A., & Vandermause, R. (2020). Web-based training modules for nurse practitioner preceptors.  Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 16, e113-e115. doi:

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Community-based Clinical Education Initiative

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging-multiple initiatives

Development and construction of Simulated Clinical Learning Laboratories