Summary

Summary

Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FHFSA, FAAN, is associate chief nursing officer for Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Nursing Research and Innovation, within the Zielony Nursing Institute, a clinical nurse specialist in Cleveland Clinic’s George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure Treatment and Recovery in the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute and Consultative Staff in the Lerner Research Institute. With extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Albert is an administrator and scientist and leads a program of research in heart failure.

Throughout her career, Dr. Albert has been influential in the healthcare industry, actively volunteering on steering committees, work groups and task forces of many national healthcare organizations. She has published more than 375 peer-reviewed articles in nursing and medical journals, written 27 book chapters and is a national and international presenter. She is the editor of a book (2016): Building and Sustaining a Hospital-Based Nursing Research Program (Springer) and first author of the 6th Ed of Quantum Leadership (2022; Jones and Bartlett Learning). Additionally, she has received several professional awards and recognitions, holds 4 national nursing certifications, including being a board-certified nurse executive, is a Fellow at 4 organizations, including the American Academy of Nursing, and is an adjunct associate professor at an Ohio-based school of nursing and a full professor at Aalborg University in Denmark. In 2015, she participated in a year-long AONE-Arizona State University Interprofessional Fellowship in Innovative Health Leadership. In October 2020-2021, she served as the first nursing President of the Heart Failure Society of America, for a 1 year term and now serves as Immediate Past President.

Research Interests

Research interests include multiple themes in heart failure: predictors of improvement in patients’ quality of life and self-care adherence, interventions aimed at reducing hospitalization and mortality and quality assessment of and interventions aimed at improving healthcare provider use of evidence-based heart failure therapies.

Education

  • PhD in Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2005.
  • MSN, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1991.
  • BSN, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1985.
  • Diploma, Huron Road Hospital School of Nursing, East Cleveland, Ohio, 1977.

Certifications

  • Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS), American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
  • Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN), American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.
  • Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
  • Board Certified Nurse Executive (NE-BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Contact Information

Cleveland Clinic
Office of Nursing Research and Innovation
9500 Euclid Avenue / J3-4
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.444.7028
[email protected]

Leadership

Leadership

Dr. Albert is responsible for the management and oversight of all resources, research and innovation activity conducted within Cleveland Clinic Nursing’s Office of Research and Innovation. Through her leadership, Dr. Albert’s team mentors and coaches nurses as principal and co-investigators in research and evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes and healthcare provider clinical, education, information technology and quality efficiency and effectiveness. The team also assist with implementation science/translation of research into practice, when warranted. In addition, her team assists nurses to bring forward and cultivate innovative ideas. For both research and innovation, her team provides services throughout the health system. A tenured nurse scientist, she actively conducts studies through her programs of research: understanding bio-behavioral issues that impact self-care adherence in heart failure, clinical outcomes of patients with heart failure; and, improving conformity to recommended heart failure care advocated in national guidelines. In 2018, she spearheaded the development of d a Distance-Mediated Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellowship to advance post-doctorate nurses’ knowledge and skills in research methodologies, conduct, and analysis and provide them with foundational information in collaborative practices and funding that will promote a successful career as a nurse scientist.

Clinical Practice & Teaching

Clinical Practice & Teaching

Clinical Practice

Dr. Albert is a clinical nurse specialist in an outpatient heart failure clinic for patients with advanced heart failure.

Teaching

Dr. Albert is an external consultant and clinical educator to nurses and healthcare teams wishing to promote evidence-based medical and nursing practices and nursing/interprofessional research. She is an adjunct associate professor and full professor at the following institutions, respectively:

  • Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aalborg University, Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg, Denmark

In 2018, she initiated a Distance-Mediated, post-doctoral, clinical research fellowship for nurses who have a PhD, but desire to advance their research skills and experiences at a clinical research site.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Dr. Albert has published more than 340 peer-reviewed articles in nursing and medical journals and has written and reviewed numerous book chapters. She serves as executive editor of Cleveland Clinic’s own Notable Nursing, is an editorial board member of four journal publications, an associate editor for one nursing journal, and is an active manuscript reviewer for many cardiology journals. Additionally, Dr. Albert presents nationally and internationally.

You can view Nancy's publications and presentations below by year or you can download a PDF of her work.

2021 – Publications

Book Chapters

Albert NM, Goudreau KA. Chapter 11: The clinical nurse specialist and conducting research in the practice setting. In Fulton J, Goudreau KA, Swartzell KL. (Eds.) Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice, 3rd Ed. Springer Publishing: New York, NY; 2021; 175-197.

Albert NM. Chapter 5: Innovation – It’s like riding a new roller coaster. In, Rebecca Love, Nancy Hanrahan, Antonette Montalvo, Mary Lou Ackerman, Faith Lawlor, Amy Rose Taylor, Elizabeth Toner (Eds). The Rebel Nurse Handbook. Springer and SONSIEL: Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders: New York, NY; 2021; 117-120.

Albert NM, Raderstorf T. Chapter 10: Healthcare innovation: the buzzword to real world healthcare settings. In Melynk BM & Raderstorf T. (Eds.) Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare: A Practical Guide to Success. Springer Publishing: New York, NY; 2021; 161-178.

Journal Publications

Khan MS, Greene SJ, Hellkamp AS, DeVore, AD, Shen X, Sanghera N, Albert NM, Patterson JH, Spertus JA, Thomas LE, Williams FB, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC, Butler J. Diuretic changes, healthcare resource utilization, and clinical outcomes for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: From the CHAMP-HF registry. Circulation Heart Fail. 2021;14(11):e008351. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.121.008351. [R]

Tran AT, Fonarow GC, Arnold SV, Jones PG, Thomas LE, Hill CL, DeVore AD, Butler J, Albert NM, Spertus JA. Risk adjustment model for preserved health status in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction: The CHAMP-HF registry. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021;14(10):e008072. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.121.008072. [R]

Albert NM, Lindstrom R. Pharmacologic heart failure treatment: A case-based review of current guidelines. J Am Assoc Nurs Practitioners. 2021;33(11):1042- 1049. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000498.

Morris AA, Khazanie P, Drazner MH, Albert NM, Breathett K, Cooper LB, Eisen HJ, O'Gara P, Russell SD; American Heart Association Heart Failure and Transplantation Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; and Council on Hypertension. Guidance for timely and appropriate referral of patients with advanced heart failure: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2021;144(15):e238-e250. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000001016.

Colwill JP, Bena JF, Morrison SL, Bakaeen F, Albert NM. Postoperative cardiovascular surgery delirium: Inter-rater agreement between nurses and clinical nurse specialist and factors associated with prevalence. Clin Nurs Specialist .2021;35(5):238-245. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000619. [R]

Albert NM. Universal definition and classification of heart failure: New clarity brings new clinical implications for healthcare professionals and the need for new research. J Card Fail. 2021;27(7):744-746. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.04.017. 

Albert NM. Heart failure is everywhere: Insuring diversity in care across gender, age, race and ethnicities. J Card Fail. 2021;27(6):722-723. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.05.004.

DeVore AD, Granger BB, Fonarow GC, Al-Khalidi HR, Albert NM, Lewis EF, Butler J, Piña IL, Allen LA, Yancy CW, Cooper LB, Felker GM, Kaltenbach LA, McRae AT, Lanfear DE, Harrison RW, Disch M, Ariely D, Miller JM, Granger CB, Hernandez AF. Effect of a hospital and postdischarge quality improvement intervention on clinical outcomes and quality of care for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: The CONNECT-HF randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2021;326(4):314-323. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.8844. [R]

Mitchell JE, Chesler R, Zhang S, Matsouaka RA, DeVore AD, Allen LA, Albert NM, Fraser M, Yancy CW, Chang N, Fonarow GC. Profile of patients hospitalized for heart failure who leave against medical advice. J Card Fail. 2021;27(7):747-755. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.03.011. [R]

Thomas M, Khariton Y, Fonarow GC, Arnold SV, Hill L, Nassif ME, Chan PS, Butler J, Thomas L, DeVore AD, Hernandez AF, Albert NM, Patterson JH, Williams FB, Spertus JA. Sacubitril/valsartan initiation and health status trajectories over 18 Months in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. ESC Heart Fail. 2021;8:2670-2678. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.13298. [R]

Bozkurt B, Coats A, Tsutsui H, Abdelhami M, Adamopoulos S, Albert N, Anker S, Atherton J, Böhm M, Butler J, Drazner MH, Felker GM, Filppatos G, Fonarow GC, Fiuzat M, Estaban Gomez-Mesa J, Heidenreich P, Imamura T, Januzzi J, Jankowska EA, Khazanie P, Kinugawa K, Lam CSP, Matsue Y, Metra M, Ohtani T, Piepoli MF, Ponikowski P, Rosano GMC, Sakata Y, Seferovi P, Starling RC, Teerlink JR, Vardeny O, Yamamoto K, Yancy CW, Zhang J, Zieroth S. Universal definition and classification of heart failure. A report of the Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology, Japanese Heart Failure Society and Writing Committee of the universal definition of heart failure consensus conference.
Eur J Heart Fail. 2021; 2021;23(3):352-380. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.2115.
J Card Fail. 2021;27(4).:387-413.doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.01.022.

Albert NM. Right-sided heart failure. Am Nurs J. 2021;16(5):6-11.

Greene SJ, Butler J, Spertus JA, Hellkamp AS, Vaduganathan M, DeVore AD, Albert NM, Duffy CI, Patterson JH, Thomas L, Williams FB, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC. Comparison of New York Heart Association class and patient-reported outcomes for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: From the CHAMP-HF Registry. JAMA Cardiol. 2021;6(5):522-531. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2021.0372. [R]

Kalra S, Amin A, Albert N, Cadwell C, Edmonson C, Gaynes R, Hand M, Marinella M, Morely C, Sieck S, Vasudevan RS. Stethoscope hygiene: A call to action. Recommendations to update the CDC guidelines. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2021; 1–3. doi:10.1017/ice.2021.115.

Ferguson C, Henshall C, Albert NM. Global perspectives on under-funding for clinical research training fellowships in nursing. J Clin Nurs. 2021;30(9-10):e48-e50. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15758. (Editorial).

Albert NM. Heart failure specialty certification – A standard of excellence. J Card Fail. 2021; 27(4):505. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.01.017.

Shamilov M, Neal S, Bena JF, Morrison SL, Albert NM. A call light responsiveness program. J Nurs Care Quality. 2021;36(3):257-261. doi:0.1097/NCQ.0000000000000517. [QI w Outcomes]

Albert NM, Tyson RJ, Hill CL, DeVore AD, Spertus JA, Duffy C, Butler J, Patterson JH, Hernandez AF, Williams FB, Thomas L, Fonarow GC. Variation in use and dosing escalation of renin angiotensin system, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor and beta-blocker therapies in heart failure and reduced ejection fraction: Association of comorbidities. Am Heart J. 2021;235:82-96. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2021.01.017. [R]

Albert NM. Optimized medical therapies in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: It takes two to tango. J Card Fail. 2021;27(3):382-383. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.01.001.

Albert NM. Take a deep dive into patients' perceptions of living with heart failure.
J Card Fail. 2021; 27(2): 261-262. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.12.002.

Hill S, Albert NM. Understanding the experiences of African American nursing students. J Nurs Edu. 2021;60(3):150-154. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20210222-05. [R]

Disterhorst K, Bena JF, Morrison SL, Albert NM. Factors associated with pre- versus post-discharge scheduling for early follow-up appointments J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2021;36(2):151-156. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000685. [R]

Srivastava PK, DeVore AD, Hellkamp AS, Thomas L, Albert NM, Butler J, Patterson JH, Spertus JA, Williams FB, Duffy CI, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC. Heart failure hospitalization and guideline-directed prescribing patterns among heart failure with reduced ejection fraction patients. JACC Heart Fail. 2021;9(1):28-38. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2020.08.017. [R]

Sterling MR, Albert NM. Reply: The package of post acute-care in the bundle of the heart failure episode. JACC Heart Fail. 2021;9(1):82-83. [letter, in reply] doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2020.09.018.

Greene SJ, Adusumalli S, Albert NM, Hauptman PJ, Rich MW, Heidenreich PA, Butler J; on behalf of the Heart Failure Society of America Quality of Care Committee. Building a heart failure clinic: A practical guide from the Heart Failure Society of America. J Cardiac Fail. 2021;27:2-19. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.10.008.

Presentations

  • “Care considerations for older adults in cardiac intensive care” at the Webinar Series 2021, sponsored by NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), Live virtual, December 9, 2021.
  • “Heart failure and the social determinants of health Part 2: Across gender and race” at the Heart Failure Summit, sponsored by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Live virtual, December 2, 2021.
  • “Where should new heart failure guidelines change in 2021?” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2021, sponsored by the American Heart Association; Live virtual; November 14, 2021.
  • “Guideline directed medical therapy: Easy or challenging?” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2021, sponsored by Cytokinetics, Inc.; Live virtual; November 14, 2021.
  • “Cardiovascular science and clinical career development during COVID-19” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2021, sponsored by the American Heart Association; Virtual; November 14, 2021.
  • “Patient-reported outcomes in heart failure” at the Department of Cardiology 2020-2021 Grand Round Series, sponsored by Morehouse School of Medicine; Virtual, November 5, 2021.
  • “New biomarkers to predict the prognosis of heart failure” – Joint Session of the Heart Failure Society of America, Heart failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology and the Japanese Heart Failure Society at the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Heart Failure Society Program, sponsored by the Japanese Heart Failure Society; Live virtual (Co-Chair); October 2, 2021.
  • Nurse professionalism and nursing research: A perfect match” at the Henry Ford System Nursing Research Conference, sponsored by Henry Ford Health System; Virtual; September 23, 2021.
  • “Quality of life in patients with heart failure” at the China Heart Congress, sponsored by Fuwai Hospital, Beijing China; Virtual; September 17, 2021.
  • “Implications of the Universal Definition and Stages for Multidisciplinary practice” at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America; Aurora, CO, September 12, 2021.
  • “The Right Heart: No More the Forgotten Side - Joint Session Canadian Heart Failure Society (CHFS) (Moderator); at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America; Aurora, CO, September 11, 2021.
  • “Women in Heart failure: president’s Perspective” at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America; Aurora, CO, September 11, 2021.
  • “Guideline Directed Medical Therapy is Easy” (Debate) at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, sponsored by Cytokinetics; Aurora, CO, September 11, 2021.
  • “Clinical Outcomes When Utilizing Sacubitril-Valsartan Vs. ACEi/ARB In Patients With HF And Ejection Fractions Spanning From Reduced To Preserved - A Retrospective, Parallel, Multi-Group Study” at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America; Aurora, CO, September 11, 2021.
  • “Patient –reported outcome measures (PROM-data) in digital health: Value, strengths and opportunities” at the Future Digital Technologies in healthcare: How to Design, Test and Assess the Value of Digital Technologies and Services that Engage, Empower and Motivate Patients, sponsored by Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (Aalborg University, Aalborg Denmark; University of CA-Berkeley and University of CA-Davis Health), Virtual, August 11, 2021.
  • “Optimizing polypharmacy – Strategies to resolve treatment gaps”, at the Heart Failure Management 2021, Precision Medicine to Personalize Care, sponsored by the University of North Carolina in the College of Medicine and University of Florida, Virtual, July 16, 2021.
  • “Improving use of guideline-directed heart failure medication therapies” at the 6th Annual China International Heart Failure Congress, sponsored by the Chinese Heart Failure Association of Chinese Medical Doctor Association, Beijing China; Virtual-Live; July 11, 2021.
  • “Quality of life in patients with heart failure” at the Nursing Forum of the 6th Annual China International Heart Failure Congress, sponsored by the Chinese Heart Failure Association of Chinese Medical Doctor Association, Beijing China; Virtual; July 11, 2021.
  • “Nursing Leadership” at the Annual Summer Meeting of Delta XI, a Kent State University (Kent, OH) chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Virtual, June 28, 2021.
  • “Late Breaking Clinical Trials IV [Moderator], at the ACC 2021 Annual Scientific Sessions; sponsored by the American College of Cardiology; Virtual; May 17, 2021.
  • “Heart failure in multisystem disease [Moderator]” at the Heart Failure Update 2021 Virtual, sponsored by the Canadian Heart Failure Society, May 8, 2021.
  • “Building a Heart Failure Clinic” at the Northeast Ohio American Heart Association Roundtable, Virtual-Live; April 14, 2021.
  • “Hospital-Based Clinical Research: 9 Considerations for Success”; at the Nursing Research Day - Innovations in Clinical Inquiry, sponsored by Anne and Robert R. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Simu-Live, March 4, 2021.

2020 – Publications

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals [R], research (inc. quality research and systematic/integrative reviews)

Khariton Y, Fonarow GC, Hellkamp A, Thomas L, Nassif ME, Butler J, Duffy CI, Albert NM, Spertus JA. Heterogeneity of health status treatment response with sacubitril/valsartan:
Insights from the CHAMP-HF Registry. ESC-Heart Fail. 2020; 8(1):710-713. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12981. [R]

Albert NM, Prasun MA. Telemedicine in Heart Failure during COVID-19: Like it, Love It or Lose It? Heart Lung. 2020;49(6):A11-A12. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2020.10.014.

Sterling MR, Kern LM, Safford MM, Jones CD, Feldman PH, Fonarow GC, Sheng S, Matsouaka RA, DeVore AD, Lytle B, Xu H, Allen LA, Deswal A, Yancy CW, Albert NM.
Home health care utilization and post-discharge outcomes after heart failure hospitalizations. JACC Heart Fail. 2020;8(12):1038-1049. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2020.06.009. [R]

Hartman J. Bena JF, Morrison SL, Albert NM. Criterion and construct validity and reliability of the pediatric IV difficulty score. J Am Vascular Assoc. 2020;25(3):40-44. doi.org/10.2309/JAVA-D-19-00038. [R]

Samsky MD, DeVore AD, McIlvennan CK, Granger CB, Granger BB, Hernandez AF, Felker GM, Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Pina IL, Lanfear D, Allen LA. Heart failure clinical trial operations during the COVID-19 pandemic: results from a multicenter survey. Circ Heart Fail. 2020;13(9):e007456. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.120.007456. [R]

Siedlecki SL, Albert NM. The growth of nursing research within a large healthcare system. Applied Nurs Research. 2020;55:151291. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2020.151291.

Walden A, Moyse T, Meyer JR, Whitaker B, Briskin I, Albert NM. Enhancing the caregiver float experience. Nurs Manage. 2020;51(7):14-20. [R]

DeVore AD, Hellkamp AS, Thomas L, Albert NM, Butler J, Patterson JH, Spertus JA, Williams FB, Duffy CI, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC. Improvement in LVEF in outpatients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: Data from CHAMP-HF. Circ Heart Fail. 2020; 13(7):e006833. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.119.006833. [R]

Luo N, Hammill BG, DeVore AD, Xu H, Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Matsouaka RA, Hernandez AF, Yancy C, Mentz RJ. Outcomes and cost among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart failure assigned to accountable care organizations. Am Heart J. 2020; 226:13-23. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.04.028[R]

Vaduganathan M, Fonarow GC, Greene SJ, DeVore AD, Kavati A, Sikirica S, Albert NM, Duffy CI, Hill CL, Patterson JH, Spertus JA, Thomas LE, Williams FB, Hernandez AF, Butler J. Contemporary treatment patterns and clinical outcomes of comorbid diabetes mellitus and HFrEF: the CHAMP-HF registry. JACC Heart Fail. 2020; 8(6):469-480. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2019.12.015. [R]

O'Connor KD, Brophy T, Fonarow GC, Blankstein R, Swaminathan RV, Xu H, Matsouaka RA, Albert NM, Velazquez EJ, Yancy CW, Heidenreich PA, Hernandez AF, DeVore AD. Testing for coronary artery disease in older patients with new-onset heart failure: Findings from Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 Apr;13(4):e006963. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.120.006963. [R]

Wu CM, Albert NM, Gluckman TJ, Lu D, Rogers S, Mobayed J, Patel S, Weintraub WS. Facilitating the identification of patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction and heart failure and the assessment of their readmission risk through the Patient Navigator Program. Am Heart J. 2020; 224;77-84. [R]

DeVore AD, Granger BB, Fonarow GC, Al-Khalidi HR, Albert NM, Lewis EF, Butler J, Piña IL, Heidenreich PA, Allen LA, Yancy CW, Cooper LB, Felker GM, Kaltenbach LA, McRae AT, Lanfear DE, Harrison RW, Kociol RD, Disch M, Ariely D, Miller JM, Granger CB, Hernandez AF. Care Optimization Through Patient and Hospital Engagement Clinical Trial for Heart Failure: Rationale and design of CONNECT-HF. Am Heart J. 2020; 220:41-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2019.09.012. [R]

Damluji AA, Forman DE, van Diepen S, Alexander KP, Page RL 2nd, Hummel SL, Menon V, Katz JN, Albert NM, Afilalo J, Cohen MG; American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. Older adults in the cardiac intensive care unit: Factoring geriatric syndromes in the management, prognosis, and process of care: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2020;141(2): e6-e32. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000741.

Hartman, J, Bena JF, Morrison SL, Albert NM. Effect of adding a pediatric vascular access team component to a pediatric peripheral vascular access algorithm. J Pediatr Healthcare. 2020;34:4-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.06.004. [R]

Presentations

  • “Keynote address” at the virtual 2020 BSN Convocation Ceremony of Kent State University College of Nursing, Kent Ohio, December 18, 2020.
  • “What Can I Do With My Career in Heart Failure? - Graduate Research in Cardiovascular Care” at the 16th Annual Heart Failure Symposium, sponsored by Northwestern Medicine, Simu-Live, December 10, 2020.
  • “Sound body, sound mind: managing diet, exercise, medications and mental health” [lead panelist with Bethany Austin, MD and Robin Gage (patient)], at the Virtual Heart Failure Patient and Caregiver Day, sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America, Live, December 5, 2020.
  • “Socio-economic Impact of Heart Failure Hospitalization and Readmission” at the Heart Failure Summit, sponsored by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association, Live webinar, December 1, 2020.
  • “My Recorded On-demand Audio Discharge Instructions (MyROAD) in Heart Failure” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020, sponsored by the American Heart Association, Live webinar, November 17, 2020.
  • “How MLAI is Reinventing Clinical Decision Support” at the Machine Learning and AI for Healthcare Digital Meeting sponsored by HIMSS, Simu-live, December 2, 2020.
  • “Homing in on the Patient Pathway to Care for Heart Failure Roundtable” sponsored by World Heart Federation - National Forum, Live Webinar panelist, November 19, 2020.
  • “Diversity and Inclusion” sponsored by the American College of Cardiology, Live virtual meeting, November 19, 2020.
    “Nursing Research: Millions of Statistics Trapped in Computers with No Where to Go! Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle!” at the 2020 Virtual AVA at Your Fingertips annual meeting; sponsored by the American Vascular Association, Simu-Live Webinar, October 30, 2020.
  • “From Disaster Planning to Crisis Leadership,” sponsored by Jones and Barlett Learning; Live virtual webinar, October 16, 2020.
  • “Heart failure and COVID-19- Challenges of management” at the Cardiothoracic Nursing Symposium 2020 on Covid 19; sponsored by Northwestern Hospital (Chicago, IL), Live Webinar, October 6, 2020.
  • Implementation: Systematic strategies of improving care and outcomes” at the Virtual HFSA 2000 Annual Scientific Meeting, sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America, Live, October 4, 2020.
  • “Smoothing Heart Failure Care Transitions: Contemporary Strategies Utilizing Case Managers and APNs” at the Virtual HFSA 2000 Annual Scientific Meeting, sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America, Simu-Live, October 2, 2020.
  • “COVID-19: Lessons Learned in Heart Failure and Living with the New Normal” at the Virtual HFSA 2000 Annual Scientific Meeting, sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America, Simu-Live, September 30, 2020.
  • “Managing Heart Failure Comorbidities” at the Heart Failure Expo, sponsored by the National Office of the American Heart Association, Simu-Live Panel Webinar, September 15, 2020.
  • “Innovations In and For Healthcare”, sponsored by Canadian Entrepreneurs in Life Sciences, Live Webinar, September 11, 2020.
  • “Preparing Patients for Technology” within the Telehealth in the workforce: Practical strategies to help prepare patients and Providers during COVID-19 and beyond, sponsored by Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN), CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTEH), UC Davis Health and the Gary & Mary West Foundation, Live Webinar, July 21, 2020.
  • “Keeping current in heart failure care” at the Northern Ohio Heart Failure Coordinators Roundtable, sponsored by the American Heart Association, Virtual Meeting, July 8, 2020.
  • “Following Flo’s Footsteps: Nursing research that shapes HF practices and outcomes”. Virtual AAHFN 16th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Virtual Meeting (Live); June 27, 2020.
  • “New paradigms in heart failure management”, sponsored by the American Heart Association and Medscape Education, Live Roundtable, June 4, 2020.
  • “Management of HFrEF patients in the community: A nursing perspective” sponsored by Medscape Education, Zoom recording, May 28, 2020.
  • “Midwest Heart Failure & COVID-19 Perspectives and Considerations” sponsored by the National Office of the American Heart Association, Webinar; May 12, 2020.

2019 – Publications

Book Chapters

Albert NM, Alves J, Blanchard D, Espin SJ, Holmes M, Moreland PJ, Tuck D. In Laughlin CB & Witwer SG (Eds.). Care of the chronically ill patient, Chapter 19 [Chronic Heart Failure]. Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing, Laughlin CB, Ed. (4th Ed.). American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing: Pitman, NJ; 2019; 21-422 [Chronic Heart Failure pp: 355-371].

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals [R], research (inc. quality research and systematic/integrative reviews)

Vaduganathan M, Fonarow GC, Greene SJ, DeVore AD, Albert NM, Duffy CI, Hill L, Spertus JA, Thomas LE, Butler J. Health-Related quality of life in comorbid heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and diabetes mellitus. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74(25):3176-3178.. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.10.020. [R]

Giblin EM, Adams, Jr KF, Hill L, Fonarow GC, Williams FB, Albert NM, Butler J, DeVore AD, Duffy CI, Hernandez AF, Spertus JA, Thomas L, Patterson JH. Comparison of hydralazine/nitrate and angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor use among black versus nonblack Americans with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (from CHAMP-HF). Am J Cardiol; 2019;124(12):1900-1906. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.09.020. [R]

Khariton Y, Fonarow GC, Arnold SV, Hellkamp A, Nassif ME, Sharma PP, Butler J, Thomas L, Duffy CI, DeVore AD, Albert NM, Patterson JH, Williams FB, McCague K, Spertus JA. Association between sacubitril/valsartan initiation and health status outcomes in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. JACC Heart Fail. 2019;7:933–41. doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2019.05.016. [R]

Zito T, Berardinelli A, Butler R, Albert NM. Association of end tidal carbon dioxide monitoring on nurses' confidence in patient readiness for post-anesthesia discharge. J PeriAnesth Nurs. 2019;34(5):971-977. doi: 10.1016/j.jopan.2019.01.014. [R]

Montague M, Karafa M, Albert NM. Evaluation of the accuracy of assessment and documentation of incontinence-associated dermatitis after implementation of a standardized instrument. J Wound Care. 2019;28(Sup9):S4-S11. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2019.28.Sup9.S4.. [R]

Thomas M, Khariton Y, Fonarow GC, Arnold SV, Hill L, Nassif ME, Sharma PP, Butler J, Thomas L, Duffy CI, DeVore AD, Hernandez A, Albert NM, Patterson JH, Williams FB, McCague K, Spertus JA. Association of Changes in Heart Failure Treatment With Patients' Health Status: Real-World Evidence From CHAMP-HF. J Am Coll Cardiol HF. 2019;7:615–25. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2019.03.020. [R]

Greene SJ, Fonarow GC, DeVore AD, Sharma PP, Vaduganathan M, Albert NM, Duffy CI, Hill CL, McCague K, Patterson JH, Spertus JA, Thomas L, Williams FB, Hernandez AF, Butler J. Longitudinal Titration of Medical Therapy for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction: CHAMP-HF Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 73:2365–83. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.02.015. [R]

Albert NM, Swindle JP, Busyman EK, Chang C. Lower hospitalization and healthcare costs with sacubitril/valsartan versus angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin-receptor blocker in a retrospective analysis of patients with heart failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019;8:e011089. DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.118.011089. [R]

Albert NM, Chipps E, Falkenberg Olson AC, Liu Hand L, Harmon M, Heitschmidt MG, Klein CJ, Lefaiver C, Wood T. Fostering academic-clinial research partnerships. J Nurs Admin. 2019;49(5):234-241. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000744.

Peri-Okonny P, Mi X, Khariton Y, Patel KK, Thomas L, Fonarow GC,Sharma PP, Duffy CI, Albert NM, Butler J, Hernandez AF, McCague K, Williams FB, DeVore AD, Patterson JH, Spertus JA. Target doses of heart failure medical therapy and blood pressure: Insights from the CHAMP-HF registry. JACC Heart Fail. 2019;7(4):350-358. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2018.11.011. [R]

Albert NM, Bena JF, Keleekai-Brapoh N, Rice K, Runner JC, Ciudad C, Morrison SL, Slifcak E. Reusable electroencephalography electrodes: Variability in cleaning and reprocessing practices. Neurodiagn J. 2019;59(1):45-57. doi: 10.1080/21646821.2019.1571357. [R]

Kalo K, Karius D, Bena J, Morrison S, Albert NM. Chemotherapy safety via a nurse-led time-out process. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019;23(2):197-202. doi: 10.1188/19.CJON.197-202.. [R]

Presentations

  • “Nursing research and EBP across the spectrum: Novice to expert” at The Value of Nursing Research conference, sponsored by Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana, November 15, 2019.
  • “Advancing nursing engagement and excellence: Research utilization and evidence-based practices at the bedside”, at the 14th Annual Nursing Research Conference, sponsored by Christina Care Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware, November 1, 2019.
  • “Top 10 Medical Innovations: 2020, #10” at the Medical Innovation Summit, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Cleveland Ohio, October 23, 2019.
  • “Building and sustaining an innovative infrastructure” at the Medical Innovation Summit, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Cleveland Ohio, October 21, 2019.
  • “Operationalizing System Nursing Innovation-Member Showcase Cleveland Clinic” at the Large System Nurse Executives Network Meeting, sponsored by Vizient. San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2019.
  • “Ensuring rigor of EBP change/QI projects. Trusting your results and getting published” at the 2019 Research! Louisville Nursing Symposium, sponsored by Baptist Health Louisville, Kentucky One Health, Norton Healthcare, UL Healthcare, Robley Rex VA Medical Center, and Sigma Theta Tau. Louisville, Kentucky, September 27, 2019.
  • “Advancing nursing research” at the 2019 Research! Louisville Nursing Symposium, sponsored by Baptist Health Louisville, Kentucky One Health, Norton Healthcare, UL Healthcare, Robley Rex VA Medical Center, and Sigma Theta Tau. Louisville, Kentucky, September 27, 2019. .
  • “Heart failure readmissions” at the Addressing the Challenges in the Management of Heart Failure, sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore University Hospital, September 7, 2019.
  • “Diabetes in heart failure: should we become diabetologists?” at the Addressing the Challenges in the Management of Heart Failure, sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore University Hospital, September 7, 2019.
  • “New initiatives for reducing re-admissions” at the Addressing the Challenges in the Management of Heart Failure, sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore University Hospital, September 7, 2019.
  • “Hospital Nurses are Innovators- We Simply Need to Open the Door” at the Trending Topic Webinar, sponsored by Vizient, July 17, 2019.
  • “Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy” at the AAHFN 15th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Austin, Texas, June 29, 2019.
  • “Heart Rate in Heart Failure: Hospitalization Risk and Health-Related Quality of Life” at the AAHFN 15th Annual Meeting, sponsored by Amgen, Inc., Austin, Texas, June 28, 2019.
  • “Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Heart Failure” at the AAHFN 15th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Austin, Texas, June 27, 2019.
  • “Know Diabetes by Heart” webinar sponsored by the American Heart Association, June 18, 2019.
  • “Writing for Publication” webinar at the Specialty Focused Research Network Webinar Series, sponsored by the American Heart Association, May 15, 2019.
  • “How to Run a Heart Failure Clinic and Program” at the 2019 Future Leaders in Heart Failure meeting, sponsored by Heart Failure Society of America, Washington DC, May 11, 2019.
  • “Readmissions Conundrum” during Economics of Advanced Heart Failure at the 2019 Future Leaders in Heart Failure meeting, sponsored by Heart Failure Society of America, Washington DC, May 11, 2019.
  • “3 discussions: Conversations with Division Chairs. Balancing Self Promotions with the Needs/Goals of the Division; Efficiency in Clinical Practice and Work/Life Balance at the 2019 Future Leaders in Heart Failure meeting, sponsored by Heart Failure Society of America, Washington DC, May 10, 2019.
  • “Career Pathways Panel Discussion: How did you get here? A frank discussion of successes and failure” at the 2019 Future Leaders in Heart Failure meeting, sponsored by Heart Failure Society of America, Washington DC, May 10, 2019.
  • “Heart Failure Transitional Care” at the 16th Annual Oregon Cardiovascular Symposium, sponsored by the Oregon Chapter American College of Cardiology Education Foundation, Portland, Oregon, May 3, 2019.
  • “Implementing quality in the REAL world: A practical application” at the ACC Quality Summit, sponsored by the American College of Cardiology, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 13, 2019.
  • “Ensuring rigor of EBP change/QI projects: Trusting YOUR results and getting published” at the annual NACNS meeting; sponsored by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Orlando, Florida, March 7, 2019.

2018 – Publications

Book Chapters

Albert NM. Chapter 19: Leading clinical nurse engagement in research. In: Gullante, Mary (ed), 21st Century Nursing Leadership, 1st Ed. Oncology Nursing Society, Pittsburg, PA; 2018; 217-234.

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals [R, research or research-related]

Albert NM. Electrocardiography monitoring of alarms: Is customization of alarms ready for prime time in an intensive care setting? (Editorial). Heart Lung. 2018;47:509-510. [Editorial]. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2018.07.002.

Albert NM, Bena JF, Ciudad C, Keleekai-Brapoh N, Morrison SL, Rice K, Slifcak E, Runner JC. Contamination of reusable electroencephalography electrodes: A multi-center study. Am J Infection Control. 2018;46:1360-1364. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.05.021. [R]

Albert NM. An integrative review of the literature on in-hospital worsening heart failure. Heart Lung. 2018;47:437-445. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2018.06.005. [R]

Jacobson A, Sumodi V, Albert NM, DeJohn L, Walker D, Dion K, Lin Tai, H, Ross DM. Patient activation, knowledge, and health literacy association with self-management behaviors in persons with heart failure. Heart Lung. 2018; 47:447-451. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2018.05.021. [R]

Peterson PN, Allen LA, Heidenreich PA, Albert NM, Piña IL, on behalf of the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association Heart Failure Summit, Bethesda, April 12, 2017. Circ Heart Fail. 2018;11(1):e004957. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.004957.

Di Fiore T, Zito A, Berardinelli A, Bena JF, Morrison SL, Keck DE, Kennedy K, Stibich A, Albert NM. Staff perceptions of decision-making in a shared governance culture. J Nurs Admin. 2018;48(11):561-566. [R]

DeVore AD, Hill CL, Thomas L, Sharma PP, Albert NM, Butler J, Patterson JH, Spertus JA, Williams FB, Duffy CI, McCague K, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC. Patient, provider, and practice characteristics associated with sacubitril/valsartan use in the United States. Circ Heart Fail 2018;11(9):e005400. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.005400. [R]

Albert NM, Kozinn M. In-hospital initiation of heart failure guideline-directed medication therapy to improve long-term patient adherence and outcomes. Crit Care Nurse. 2018;38(5):16-24. doi: 10.4037/ccn2018669.

Prasun M, Albert NM. The importance of heart rate in heart failure and reduced ejection fraction. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2018;;33(5):453-459. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000468.

Greene S, Butler J, Albert NM, DeVore AD, Sharma PP, Duffy C, Hill CL, McCague K, Mi X, Patterson JH, Spertus J, Thomas L, Williams F, Hernandez A, Fonarow GC. Contemporary utilization and dosing of guideline-directed medical therapy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: From the CHAMP-HF registry. J Am Coll Cardiol; 2018;72:351–66. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.04.070. [R]

Distelhorst K, Claussen R, Dion K, Bena JF, Morrsion SL, Walker D, Tai H, Albert, NM. Factors associated with adherence to 14-day office appointments after heart failure discharge. J Cardiac Fail. 2018;24(6):407-411. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2018.04.006. [R]

Albert NM. Clinical nurse specialists as strategic visionary leaders in nursing: Are you in? Editorial) Clin Nurse Spec. 2018;32(4):169-170. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000389.

Khariton Y, Nassif ME, Thomas L, Fonarow GC, Mi X, DeVore AD, Duffy C, Sharma PP, Albert NM, Patterson JH, Butler J, Hernandez AF, Williams FB, McCague K, Spertus JA. Health status disparities by gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in outpatients with heart failure. JACC Heart Fail. 2018;6(6):465-473. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2018.02.002. [R]

Marin PA, Bena JF, Albert NM. Real-world comparison of HbA1c reduction at 6- 12- and 24-months by primary care provider type. Prim Care Diabetes. 2018;I2(4):319-324. doi.org/10.1016/j.pcd.2018.01.008. [R]

Siegmund LA, Albert NM, McClelland M, Bena JF, Morrison SL. Functional capacity but not early uptake to cardiac rehabilitation predicts readmission in patients with metabolic syndrome. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2018:33(4):306-312. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000454. [R]

DeVore AD, Mi X, Thomas L, Sharma PP, Albert NM, Butler J, Hernandez AF, Patterson JH, Spertus JA, Williams, FB, Duffy CI, McCague K, Fonarow GC. Characteristics and treatments of patients enrolled in CHAMP-HF compared to patients enrolled in PARADIGM-HF. J Am Heart Assoc.2018;7(12). Pii:e009237. Doi:10.1161/JAHA.118.009237. [R]

Klein K, Bena JF, Mulkey M, Albert NM. Sustainability of a nurse driven early progressive mobility protocol and patient clinical and psychological health outcomes in a neurological intensive care unit. Intens Crit Care Nurs. 2018;45:11-17. doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2018.01.005. [R]

Khariton Y, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC, Sharma PP, Duffy C, Thomas L, Mi X, Albert NM, Butler J, McCague K, Nassif ME, Williams FB, DeVore AD, Patterson JH, Spertus JA. Health status variation across practices in outpatients with heart failure: Insights from the CHAMP-HF Registry. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2018;11(4):e004668. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.004668. [R]

Albert NM, Bena JF, Buxbaum D, Martensen L, Morrsion SL, Prasun MA, Stamp KD. Nurses’ decision making in heart failure management based on heart failure certification status. Heart Lung. 2018;47:184-191. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2018.03.001. [R]

Hartman J, Baker J, Bena JF, Morrison SL, Albert NM. Pediatric vascular access peripheral IV algorithm success rate. J Pediatric Nurs. 2018;39:1-6. doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2017.12.002. 12/20/17. [R]

Stamp KD, Prasun M, Lee CS, Jaarsma T, Piano MR, Albert NM. Nursing research in heart failure care: a position statement of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). Heart Lung. 2018;47:169-175. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2018.01.003.

Rosenberger J, McCrudden S, McCullough C, Wang L, Kime J, Albert NM. Factors associated with inter-arm blood pressure differences in patients admitted to critical care units. Heart Lung. 2018;47:100-106. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2017.11.004. [R]

Albert NM. Operationalizing a nursing innovation center within a healthcare system. Nurs Adm Q. 2018;42(1):43-53. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000266.

Presentations

  • “Current and future research and innovation opportunities” at the Northeast Ohio Clinical Nurse Specialists organization, Brecksville, Ohio, September 5, 2018.
  • “Patient reported outcomes in heart failure research” at the Cardiology Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, August 3, 2018.
  • “USA perspective of multidisciplinary heart failure care” at the Cardiology Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, August 4, 2018.
  • “Hospital-based clinical research: 9 considerations for success” at the Cardiology Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, August 2, 2018.
  • “Contamination of reusable electroencephalography electrodes, a multicenter study.” at the 45th annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 14, 2018.
  • “Nursing research: Is what you do related to what you see” for the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, webinar, June 13, 2018.
  • “Leveraging big data for clinical research” and “Building successful academic, corporate and clinical partnerships to advance your research” at the 2018 Annual Research Symposium: Connecting the dots: Collaboration for Excellence in Research and Human Subject Protection, sponsored by the OSF Healthcare, Peoria, IL; May 16, 2018.
  • “Psychological factors in heart failure” at Aarhus University Psychology Department; sponsored by Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; February 7, 2018.
  • “eHealth literacy and heart failure” and Heart failure management in the USA today” at Viborg Municipality Ambulatory Care Center in Viorg, Denmark, February 6, 2018.
Professional Involvement

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses.
  • Member, American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
  • Member, American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.
  • Member, Heart Failure Nursing Research Consortium.
  • Member, American College of Cardiology.
  • Member, American Heart Association.
  • Member, American Nurses Association.
  • Member, Heart Failure Society of America.
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society.
  • Member, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
  • Member, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau.
  • Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • 2021 Outstanding Innovation in Delivery Solutions award, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, March 25, 2021.
  • 2019 Reviewer of the Year, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing; November 20, 2019.
  • Highly Cited Researcher Clinical Medicine, 2019 by Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics); (top 1% in the field); November 19, 2019.
  • FIEL, Fellow of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Leadership, April, 2019.
  • Highly Cited Researcher, 2018 (1 of 100 listed); Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science, November 27, 2018.
  • Heart Failure Society of America Nursing Leadership Award, September 16, 2018.
  • Harriet Coeling Award for Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical Practice, by the Northeast Ohio Clinical Nurse Specialist Organization, September 5, 2018.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2015.
  • Healthcare Volunteer of the Year Award of the American Heart Association, 2015.
  • Presidential Citation from Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2015.
  • 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, Cleveland Clinic Nursing Institute, 2014.
  • Distinguished Research Lecturer, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2013.
  • Sue B. Davidson Service Award, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, 2012.
  • Inaugural Fellow, American Heart Association, affiliated with the Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, 2009.
  • Nurse Investigator Award, Heart Failure Society of America, 2007.
  • Researcher of the Year (1st Annual), National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, 2007.
  • Partners in Research, Center for Hospice, Palliative Care & End of Life Studies, University of South Florida, 2006.
  • Nurse of the Year, Greater Cleveland Center for Health Affairs, 2000.