Sydney Buckland, PhD, APRN, FNP-C

Assistant Professor


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

Phone: 402-559-4637



  • 1992, BA, Indiana University
  • 1998, BSN, UNMC
  • 2004, MS, University of Vermont
  • 2019, PhD, UNMC


Dr. Buckland is a Nebraska native and grew up in Western Nebraska. She earned her BSN in 1998 from UNMC Lincoln division, MSN in 2004 from the University of Vermont, and her PhD in Nursing in 2019 from UNMC Omaha division. She also holds a BA in Japanese Language & Literature from Indiana University. She joined the UNMC faculty shortly after graduating in 2019 and is an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Buckland currently practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner 1.5 days per week and teaches in the Family Nurse Practitioner track. Her research areas of interest are the intersection of coronary heart disease and psychological distress (depression, anxiety, and perceived stress), particularly in women, rural & underserved populations, and middle-aged adults; as well as the use of mobile apps to expand access to care. She is also interested in mixed methods research.


Research Interests

  • The intersection of coronary heart disease and psychological distress
  • The use of mobile apps to expand access to care
  • Mixed methods research

Grant Support (Previous 5 years)

Advanced Nurse Education – Nurse Practitioner Residency Program (ANE-NPR), $1.67 million, Holmes, L. (P.I.)

October 2016 - 2019
Increasing Rural Women’s Access to Early Psychological Care at Breast Cancer Diagnosis Using the CaringGuidance Internet-based Program, $31,670, Lally, R. (P.I.)


Buckland, S., Pozehl, B., Yates, B. (2019) Clarifying the Concept of Depression in Women with Coronary Heart Disease. Advances in Nursing Science, 42(4), E24-E37. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000264 Publications 2

Buckland, S., Pozehl, B., Yates, B. (2018). Depressive Symptoms in Women With Coronary Heart Disease: A Systematic Review of the Longitudinal Literature. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 34 (1), 52-59. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000533

Lally, RM, Eisenhauer, C, Buckland, S., & Kupzyk, K. (2018). Synchronous Online Focus Groups Give Voice to Rural Breast Cancer Survivors on the Quality of a Web-based, Psychoeducational, Distress Self-Management Program. Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(6), E111-E124


North Omaha Area Health clinic.

Charles Drew Health Clinic.

Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Midwest Nursing Research Society.

Sigma Theta Tau.

Nebraska Nurse Practitioners.