Summary

Summary

Nancy Albert

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, and a clinical nurse specialist in Cleveland Clinic’s Kaufman Center for Heart Failure. With extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Albert is an administrator and scientist and leads a program of research in heart failure that includes themes related to improving quality of life and reducing hospitalization and mortality.

Throughout her career, Dr. Albert has been influential in the healthcare industry actively volunteering on the steering committees, work groups and task forces of many national healthcare organizations. She has published more than 275 peer-reviewed articles in nursing and medical journals, written 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). Additionally, she has received several professional awards and recognitions, holds three national nursing certifications, is a board-certified nurse executive 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.

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
albertn@ccf.org 

Leadership

Leadership

Leadership Dr. Albert is responsible for the management and oversight of all resources and 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 principals and co-investigators in research and evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes. In addition, her team assists nurses to 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.
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 has also taught as an adjunct associate professor, adjunct faculty member, or full professor at the following institutions:
  • Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aalborg University, Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg, Denmark
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Dr. Albert has published more than 230 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 American Heart Journal, Journal of the American Medical Association and European Journal of Heart Failure, and more. 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.

2016 - Publications

Book Chapters

Fonarow GC, Albert NM; Issue Eds. Team-based care for heart failure. Heart Failure Clinics. Volume 11(3), July 2015.

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Albert NM, Cohen B, Liu X, Best CH, Aspinwall L, Pratt L. Hospital Nurses' Comfort in and Frequency of Delivering Heart Failure Self-Care Education. Euro J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015;14(5):431-440. DOI: 10.1177/1474515114540756.

Emery D, Pearson A, Lopez R, Hamilton C, Albert NM. Voice-Over Interactive PowerPoint Catheter Care Education for Home Parenteral Nutrition. Nutrition Clin Pract. 2015;30(5):714-719. DOI: 10.1177/0884533615584391.

Colvin-Adams M, Sweitzer NK, Albert NM, Krishnamani R, Rich MW, Stough WG, Walsh MN, Westlake Canary CA, Allen LA, Bonnell MR, Carson PE, Chan MC, Dickinson MG, Dries DL, Ewald GA, Fang JC, Hernandez AF, Hershberger RE, Katz SD, Moore S, Rodgers JE, Rogers JG, Vest AR, Whellan DJ, Givertz MM. Heart Failure in Non-Caucasians, Women, and Older Adults: A White Paper on Special Populations from the Heart Failure Society of America Guideline Committee. J Card Fail. 2015;21(8):674-693. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.05.013.

Fonarow GC, Albert NM. Team-based care for heart failure. Heart Fail Clin. 2015;11(3):xi-xii. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2015.05.001.

Moreland J, Ewoldsen DR, Albert NM, Kosicki G, Clayton MM. Predicting nurses’ turnover: the aversive effects of lessened identity, poor interpersonal communication, and learned helplessness. J Health Commun. 2015; 4:1-11. ePub ahead of print.

Fang JC, Ewald GA, Allen LA, Butler J, Westlake Canary CA, Colvin-Adams M, Dickinson MG, Levy P, Stough WG, Sweitzer NK, Teerlink JR, Whellan DJ, Albert NM, Krishnamani R, Rich MW, Walsh MN, Bonnell MR, Carson PE, Chan MC, Dries DL, Hernandez AF, Hershberger RE, Katz SD, Moore S, Rodgers JE, Rogers JG, Vest AR, Givertz MM. Advanced (Stage D) Heart Failure: A Statement from the Heart Failure Society of America Guidelines Committee. J Card Fail. 2015;21(6):519-34. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.04.013.

Sammon MA, Montague M, Frame F, Guzman D, Bena JF, Palascak A, Albert NM. Randomized controlled study of the effects of two fecal management systems on incidence of anal erosion. J Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurs. 2015;42(3):279-86. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000128.

Fihn SD, Blankenship JC, Alexander KP, Bittl JA, Byrne JG, Fletcher BJ, Fonarow GC, Lange RA, Levine GN, Maddox TM, Naidu SS, Ohman EM, Smith PK; ACC/AHA Task Force Members, Anderson JL, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Bozkurt B, Brindis RG, Curtis LH, DeMets D, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kovacs RJ, Ohman EM, Pressler SJ, Sellke FW, Shen WK. 2014 ACC/AHA/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS focused update of the guideline for the diagnosis and management of patients with stable ischemic heart disease: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines, and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;149(3):e5-e23. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.11.002.

Albert NM, Barnason S, Anita Deswal A, Adrian Hernandez A, Kociol R, Lee E, Paul S, Ryan CJ, White-Williams C; on behalf of the American Heart Association Complex Cardiovascular Patient and Family Care Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Transitions of care in heart failure: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Circ Heart Fail. 2015;8(2):384-409. doi: 10.1161/HHF.0000000000000006.

Klein K, Mulkey M, Bena JF, Albert NM. Clinical and Psychological Effects of Early Mobilization in Patients Treated in a Neurological ICU: A Comparative Study. Crit Care Med; 2015;43(4):865-73. DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000787.

Collins SP, Storrow AB, Levy PD, Albert N, Butler J, Ezekowitz JA, Felker GM, Fermann GJ, Fonarow GC, Givertz MM, Hiestand B, Hollander JE, Lanfear DE, Pang PS, Peacock WF, Sawyer DB, Teerlink JR, Lenihan DJ. Early management of patients with acute heart failure: State of the art and future directions. A consensus document from the SAEM/HFSA Acute Heart Failure Working Group. Acad Emer Med. 2015;22(1):94-112. doi: 10.1111/acem.12538.

Westlake C, Albert NM, Rice KL, Bautista C, Close J, Foster J, Timmerman GM. Nursing Journal Clubs and the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Clin Nurse Spec. 2015;29(1):E1-E10. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000095.

Albert NM, Murray T, Bena JF, Slifcak E, Roach JD, Spence J, Burkle A. Differences in alarm events between disposable and reusable Electrocardiography lead wires. Am J Crit Care; 2015;24(1):67-74. doi:10.4037/ajcc2015663.

Skowronsky C, Bena JF, Albert NM. Close Observation of Medical Patients with Complex Conditions to Prevent Falls and Minimize Use of Patient Care Companions. J Nurs Care Qual; 2015;30(1):38-43. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000072.

Albert NM, Forney J, Slifcak E, Sorrell J. Understanding physical activity and exercise behaviors in patients with heart failure. Heart Lung. 2015;44(1):2-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.08.006.

Collins S, Storrow AB, Albert NM, Butler J, Ezekowitz J, Felker GM, Fermann GJ, Fonarow GC, Givertz MM, Hiestand B, Hollander JE, Lanfear DE, Levy PD, Pang PS, Peacock WF, Sawyer DB, Teerlink JR, Lenihan DJ; SAEM/HFSA Acute Heart Failure Working Group.

Early management of patients with acute heart failure: State of the art and future directions. A consensus document from the SAEM/HFSA Acute Heart Failure Working Group. J Card Fail. 2015;21:27-43. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.07.003

Presentations

“Who should be Admitted to the Hospital for Heart Failure? Emergency Department Triage” at the 2015 American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions; Orlando, FL; November 10, 2015.

“Are the Health Care Systems Prepared to Control Cardiovascular Diseases?” at the 2015 American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions; Orlando, FL; November 8, 2015.

“Heart Failure: Preventing Admissions” and “Heart Failure: Preventing Admissions - Summary and Case Studies,” Essentia Health; Duluth, MN; October 30, 2015.

“Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: A Cause or a Consequence?” at the Hospital Strategies for Keeping Pace with racing Hearts Atrial Fibrillation Conference, sponsored by the American Heart Association; Cranberry Township, PA; October 24, 2015.

 “Creating Intersections and Merging Nursing Research and Clinical Management in Cardiac Care” at the 9th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference sponsored by Barnes Jewish Hospital; St Louis, MO; October 21, 2015.

“The Future of Heart Failure” at the Exploring the Complexities of Heart Failure Management sponsored by the Memorial Health System; Springfield, IL; October 12, 2015.

“Building an Infrastructure for Research at Magnet Hospitals” and panelist in “Research in Action: Linking Research to Professional Practice Models” at the “Nursing Research: Shaping a New Era of Scientific Inquiry” 4th Annual HUP Nursing Research Conference, Hospitals of University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; September 29, 2015.

“E‐Health / M‐Health Heart Failure Management” in the session titled: From Tele‐monitoring to Tele‐management and Electronic and Mobile‐Health in Heart Failure sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America; Bethesda, Maryland; September 27, 2015.

“Post‐Hospital Care Programs: Gems or Stones” in the session titled: Transitions in Heart Failure Care: It’s Not Just About Hospital to Home, sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America; Bethesda, Maryland; September 26, 2015.

“Innovative Treatments and Technologies Impacting our Future”, sponsored by the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Cleveland, Ohio; September 24, 2015.

“Future of Cardiovascular Nursing” and “Timing is Everything - Discussing End of Life in Heart Failure”, at the 2015 Don’t Skip a Beat: Care Across the Cardiovascular Continuum, sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical Center; Ann Arbor, Michigan; September 21, 2015.

“The Cardiac Rehabilitation of Heart Failure Patients: Current and Future Care of this Population,” sponsored by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 30th Annual Meeting; Washington DC; September 10, 2015. 

“Heart failure: A Focus on Neurohormonal Balance”, sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals; Erie, Pennsylvania; July 1, 2015.

“The Future of Heart Failure in the Era of Value Based Care” at the 11TH Annual AAHFN Conference, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses; New Orleans, Louisiana; June 27, 2015.

From Telemarketing to Tele-Management to Mobile Health in Heart Failure Management” at the 11TH Annual AAHFN Conference, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses; New Orleans, Louisiana; June 26, 2015.

“Corlanor, a New Treatment Approach for Patients with Chronic Systolic Heart Failure” at the 11TH Annual AAHFN Conference, sponsored by Amgen; New Orleans, Louisiana; June 25, 2015.

The 3 Os of Meeting Nursing Research Needs Using EHR and Administrative/Patient Population Databases: Obtaining, Organizing and Optimizing Data” at the MNRS 39th Annual Research Conference, sponsored by the Midwest Nursing Research Society; Indianapolis, Indiana; April 17, 2015.

“Value of Nursing Research: Improving Patient Outcomes Across Transitions in Care” at the 7th Annual Research Conference, sponsored by Long Beach Memorial Medical Center; Long Beach, California; May 7, 2015.

“Navigating Heart Failure Care Transitions and Preventing Readmissions: What Works?” at the American College of Cardiology 64th Annual Scientific Session, sponsored by the American College of Cardiology; San Diego, California; March 14, 2015. 

“Careers in Heart Failure and Transplant” at the American College of Cardiology 64th Annual Scientific Session, sponsored by the American College of Cardiology; San Diego, California; March 14, 2015. 

“Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: A Cause or a Consequence?” at the Hospital Strategies for Keeping Pace with racing Hearts Atrial Fibrillation Conference, sponsored by the American Heart Association; Dublin, Ohio; February 4, 2015.

2015 - Publications

Book Chapters

Albert NM. Chapter 24. Heart failure from the nursing perspective. In: Algorithms in Heart Failure. Eds. Alan S Maisel and Gerasimos D. Filppatos. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India; 2016; 241-274.

Albert NM (Ed.) Building and Sustaining a Hospital-Based Nursing Research Program. Springer Publishing Company, LLC, New York, NY: 2016. NLM ID: 101663650
- Author of 4 chapters and Preface:
- Preface.Albert NM. Xi-xiii
- Chapter 1: McClelland M; Albert NM. Creating a Vision for Nursing Research by Understanding Benefits, pp. 1-11;
- Chapter 2: Albert NM, Planning and Implementing a Clinical Research Program Infrastructure, pp. 13-42;
- Chapter 8: Albert NM, Cwynar R, Ross DM. Translating Research into Clinical Practice, pp. 167-183; and
- Chapter 10: Albert NM, Siedlecki SL. Evaluating Your Nursing Research Program and Nurturing it for Long-term Success, pp. 217-226.

Albert NM. Implantable hemodynamic monitoring. Hemodynamic Monitoring. Evolving Technologies and Clinical Practice, Ed. Mary E. Lough. Elsivier, St Louis, MO; 2016: 371-391.

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Krebs H, Albert N, Anderson N, Catz S, Hale T, Hansen J, Hounsgaard L, Kim T, Lindeman D, Spindler H, Marcin J, Nesbitt T, Young H, Dinesen B. Telemedicine in Greenland: Citizen’s perspective. Telemedicine and e-Health. 2016, November 4, [ePub ahead of print].

Siedlecki SL, Albert NM. Research-active clinical nurses: Against all odds. J Clin Nurs. 2016 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13523. [ePub ahead of print].

Colvin C, Karius D, Bena J, Albert NM. Comparison of adherence to safe handling practices: Observation versus self-assessment groups. Clin J Oncology Nurs. 2016;20(6):617-622. DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.617-622.

Weed-Pfaff S, Nutter B, Bena JF, Forney J, Field R, Szoka L, Karius D, Akins P, Colvin C, Albert NM. Validation of predictors of fall events in hospitalized patients with cancer. Clin J Oncology Nurs, 2016;20(5):E126-131. doi: 10.1188/16.CJON.E126-E131.

Albert NM, Rice KL, Waldo MJ, Bena JF, Mayo AL, Morrison SM, Westlake C, Ellstrom K, Powers J, Foster J. Clinical nurse specialist roles in conducting research: Changes over three years. Clin Nurs Spec. 2016;30(5):292-301.

Collins SP, Levy PD, Martindale JL, Dunlap ME, Storrow AB, Pang PS, Albert NM, Felker GM, Fermann GJ, Fonarow GC, Givertz MM, Hollander JE, Lanfear DE, Lenihan DJ, Lindenfeld JM, Peacock WF, Sawyer DB, Teerlink JR, Butler J. Clinical and research considerations for patients with hypertensive acute heart failure. A Consensus Statement from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and the Heart Failure Society of America Acute Heart Failure Working Group. J Card Fail. 2016;22(8):618-27. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2016.04.015.

Collins SP, Levy PD, Martindale JL, Dunlap ME, Storrow AB, Pang PS, Albert NM, Felker GM, Fermann GJ, Fonarow GC, Givertz MM, Hollander JE, Lanfear DE, Lenihan DJ, Lindenfeld JM, Peacock WF, Sawyer DB, Teerlink JR, Butler J. Clinical and Research Considerations for Patients with Hypertensive Acute Heart Failure A Consensus Statement from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and the Heart Failure Society of America Acute Heart Failure Working Group. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Jun 10. doi: 10.1111/acem.13025. [Epub ahead of print]

Albert NM, Dinesen B, Spindler H, Southard J, Bena JF, Catz S, Youn Kim T, Nielsen G, Tong K, Nesbitt TS. Factors Associated with Telemonitoring Use among Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. J Telemonit Telecare, 2016 Feb 10 [ePub ahead of print]. doi:10.1177/1357633X16630444.

Solomon D, Singleton KA, Sun Z, Zell K, Vriezen K, Albert NM. Multicenter study of nursing role complexity on environmental stressors and emotional exhaustion. Applied Nurs Res, 2016;30:52-57. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.08.010.

Modic MB, Albert NM, Sun Z, Bena JF, Yager C, Cary T, Corniello A, Kaser N, Simon J, Skowronsky C, Kissinger B. Does an insulin double checking procedure improve patient safety? J Nurs Admin, 2016;46:154-160. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000314.

Dinesen B, Nonnecke B, Lindeman D, Toft E, Kidholm K, Jethwani K, Young H, Spindler H, Oestergaard CU, Southard JA, Gutierrez M, Anderson N, Albert NM, Han JJ, Nesbitt T. Personalised telehealth in the future: a research agenda. J Med Internet Res, 2016;18(3):e53. doi:10.2196/jmir.5257.

Albert NM. A systematic review of transitional-care strategies to reduce rehospitalization in patients with heart failure. Heart Lung, 2016;45(2):100-113. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrtlng.2015.12.001.

Albert NM. Cardiac resynchronization therapy: An approach to reducing heart-failure readmissions. Am Nurs Today. 2016;11(1):20-24. Plus, on-line sidebar: “Palliative care for HF patients”.

Birken S, DiMartino L, Alexis Kirk M, Lee SD, McClelland M, Albert NM. Elaborating on theory with middle managers' experience implementing healthcare innovations in practice. Implement Sci. 2016;11(2):e1-5. DOI 10.1186/s13012-015-0362-6

Brooks CA, Kanyok N, O’Rourke C, Albert NM. Retention of Baseline ECG Knowledge and Work Retention Following a Blended-Learning ECG Course. Am J Crit Care. 2016;25(1):61-67. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2016556.

Presentations

“Preventing and Managing Cardiac Cachexia” at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016, sponsored by American Heart Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 15, 2016.

“Role of Team in Managing and Educating Patients with Heart Failure” at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016, sponsored by Novartis, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 13, 2016.

“Initial HFrEF Pharmacology Choice is Associated with 2-year Mortality” at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016, sponsored by the American Heart Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 13, 2016.

“Improving Clinical Outcomes with EBP and Research” at Leigh High Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown PA, October 28, 2016.

“A Research Journey to Improve Outcomes of Patients with Chronic Heart Failure” at Leigh High Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown PA, October 28, 2016.

“Building the Infrastructure for EBP” at Leigh High Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown PA, October 27, 2016.

“Roles of Family Caregivers When Caring for Patients With Chronic Heart Failure” at the 20th Annual meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Kissimmee Florida, September 19, 2016.

“Improving Healthcare System Care to Reduce Rehospitalization” at the China Heart Congress, sponsored by Fuwai Hospital, Beijing China, August 13, 2016.

“Heart Failure Nurse Specialists: Improving Clinical Outcomes Through Multiple Roles” at the China Heart Congress, sponsored by Fuwai Hospital, Beijing China, August 13, 2016.

“Reducing Readmissions” at the 12th Annual AAHFN Annual meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, AZ, June 25, 2016.

“Update on the 2016 ACCF/AHA/HFSA Heart Failure Guidelines” at the 12th Annual AAHFN Annual meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, AZ, June 24, 2016.

“Nursing Certification and Managing Hospital-to-Home Transition” at the 3rd Annual Heart Failure Update 2016, sponsored by the Canadian Heart Failure Society, Montreal, Canada, Jun2 4, 2016.

“Atrial fibrillation and heart failure: A cause or a consequence?” at the Hospital Strategies for Keeping Pace with Racing Hearts Atrial Fibrillation Conference, sponsored by the American Heart Association, Dallas Texas, April 18, 2016 and Denver Colorado, May 20, 2016.

“Advances in heart failure therapies” at the Lake Erie Chapter-American Association Critical-care Nurses Annual meeting, Cleveland OH, April 25, 2016.

“Overview of the Affordable Care Act: Present and future implications” at the Heart Failure Readmission Symposium, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Philadelphia, PA, April 19, 2016.

“Clinical nurse specialist perspectives in evidence-based practice” at the 20th Annual Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Performance Improvement in Healthcare Conference sponsored by the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN, April 13, 2016.

“Focusing on the hospital - Patient navigator program to improve hospital performance” at the ACC Scientific Sessions, sponsored by American College of Cardiology,, Chicago IL, April 4, 2016.

“Patient Navigator Program” at the Patient Engagement Pavilion at the ACC Scientific Sessions, sponsored by American College of Cardiology, Chicago IL, April 2, 2016.

“Innovation fellowship program” at the AONE 2016: Inspiring Leaders Annual Meeting, sponsored by American Organization of Nurse Executives, Fort Worth, TX; April 1, 2016.

“Clinical application: applying the recommendations in patients with chronic systolic heart failure” in a symposium titled: Optimizing treatment and improving care transitions in chronic heart failure” sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine at the 45th Critical care Congress, Orlando, FL, February 22, 2016.

“Current Evidence-based management of heart failure and implications for nursing practice” at the Innovations in Cardiovascular Nursing 2016 23rd Annual Denise L. Carrabine Memorial Lecture; sponsored by Akron General Medical Center, Akron OH; February 11, 2016.

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
    • Chair, American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Certification Board
  • Member, American College of Cardiology
    • Chair, Patient Navigator Work Group
    • Cardiac Care Associate Member, Task Force on Performance Measures
    • Chair, Cardiovascular team Research and Practice Outcomes Work Group
  • Member, American Heart Association
    • Member of the Guideline Advantage Steering Committee
    • Member, Clinical Workgroup of the Get With The Guidelines-HF Committee
    • Chair, Professional Education Committee
    • Member, Quality Care and Outcomes Research Leadership Committee
    • Member, Corporate Relations Review Committee
    • Member, Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee
    • Member, Leadership Committee of the Cardiovascular Nursing and Stroke Council
    • Member, Consumer Health and Quality Coordinating Committee
  • Member, Heart Failure Society of America
    • Executive Board Member and liaison to the Guideline Committee
    • Co-Chair, Quality Care Task Force
  • Member, International Society for Heart and Lung Transportation
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society
    • Chair-elect, Research in Practice through Academic-Clinical Partnerships Research Information Group
  • Member, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Member and Research Committee Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • 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