Tamara Bernard is a [BSN to PhD] student in UNMC’s College of Nursing.
- Current credentials and degrees: BSN/RN/MPH
- Hometown: Louisville, NE
- Title and department at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine: Lead Heart & Vascular Research Nurse
- Twitter handle: @TeeLeeBee22
Research/professional interests: My primary research goals as a PhD student is educating caregivers of heart failure patients to decrease caregiver burden and increase patient quality of life and self-management.
Why I chose a PhD in nursing: The program offered an opportunity to advance my career through my passion of research and education.
What I like about UNMC: I am extremely passionate about research in general and currently work for the Heart & Vascular team at UNMC as the Lead Research Coordinator. The team encompasses Cardiology (electrophysiology, interventional, LVAD, heart transplant, heart failure), Vascular and CT surgery. I currently oversee over 40 clinical trials in all levels of research from registries, Phase II - investigational drug studies to Phase IV trials. We are fortunate to be included in many innovative therapies and device trials at UNMC.
- Heart Rhythm Society – Allied Professional - International
- Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) – RN - Local
- American Association of Critical – Care Nurses -Regional
- The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA)
- Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)
- Sigma Theta Tau – Creighton University Chapter
Three things people may not know about me:
- Traveled to Kenya for a 5-day safari on the Masai Mara reserve with my family in 2013.
- Nursing Student of the Year – 2009 Creighton Nursing School, Accelerated program
- Malignant Melanoma survivor x 19 years.