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 in the Heart and Vascular 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 315 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 4 national nursing certifications, including being a board-certified nurse executive, is a Fellow at 3 organizations 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.
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.
- 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
- 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
Office of Nursing Research and Innovation
9500 Euclid Avenue / J3-4
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
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
Dr. Albert is a clinical nurse specialist in an outpatient heart failure clinic for patients with advanced heart failure.
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
Dr. Albert has published more than 285 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.
2018 – Publications
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.
- “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.
2017 - Publications
Albert NM. Heart failure in adults. In Modic, Mary Beth and Canfield, Christina Marie (eds), Navigating Your Hospital Stay. A Guide Written by Expert Nurses, 1st Ed. BookBaby, Pennsauken NJ; 2017; 196-209.
Albert NM. Chapter 3: Regulatory requirements in acute heart failure. In: Peacock, W. Frank (ed.), Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure, 3rd ed. Humana Press: New York, NY; 2017;29-43.
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals [R, research or research-related]
Cook M, Idzior L, Bena JF, Albert NM. Nurse and patient factors that influence nursing time in chest tube management early after open heart surgery: A descriptive, correlational study. J Intens Crit Care Nurs. 2017;42:116-121. doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2017.03.008. [R]
Albert NM, Drzayich Antol DA, DeClue RW, Casebeer AW, Li Y, Stemkowski S, Chang CL. Pharmacotherapy choice is associated with two year mortality for patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction. Adv Ther, 2017;1-15 doi: 10.1007/s12325-017-0618-4. [R]
McClelland M, Bena JF, Albert NM, Pines JM. Psychometric evaluation of the hospital culture of transitions. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017;43:534-539 doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.05.004. [R]
van Diepen, S, Katz, JN, Albert NM, Henry TD, Jacobs AK, Kapur NK, Kilic A, Menon V, Ohman EM, Sweitzer NK, Thiele H, Washam JB, Cohen MG. Contemporary management of cardiogenic shock. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2017;136(16):e232-e268. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000525.
Lovelace R, Noonen M, Bena JF, Tang AS, Angie M, Cwynar R, Field R, Rosenberger J, Ross D, Walker D, Albert NM. Value of, attitudes toward, and implementation of evidence-based practices based on use of self-study learning modules. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017;48(5):209-216. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20170418-05. [R]
DeVore AD, Thomas L, Albert NM, Butler J, Hernandez AF, Patterson JH, Spertus JA, Williams FB, Turner SJ, Chan WW, Duffy CI, McCague K, Mi X, Fonarow GC. Change the Management of Patients with Heart Failure: Rationale and Design of the CHAMP-HF Registry. Am Heart J. 2017;189:177-183. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2017.04.010. [R]
Nielsen SO, 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. Telemed J E Health. 2017;23(5):441-447. DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2016.0134. [R]
Maddox TM, Albert NM, Borden WB, Curtis LH, Ferguson, Jr TB, Kao DP, Marcus GM, Peterson ED, Redberg R, Rumsfeld JS, Shah ND, Tcheng JE, and On behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research; Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology; and Stroke Council. The Learning Healthcare System and Cardiovascular Care: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2017;135(14):e826-e857. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000480
Moyse T, Bates J, Karafa M, Whitman A, Albert NM. J Validation of a model for predicting pressure injury risk in patients with vascular Ddseases. Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2017;44(2):118-122. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000305. [R]
Kumar VA, Albert NM, Medado P, Mango LM, Nutter B, Yang D, Levy P. Correlates of health literacy and its impact on illness beliefs for emergency department patients with acute heart failure. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2017;16(1):27-31. doi: 10.1097/HPC.0000000000000100. [R]
Siedlecki SL, Albert NM. Research-active clinical nurses: Against all odds. J Clin Nurs. 2017;26(5-6):766-773. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13523. [R]
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, 2017;23(2):283-291. doi: 10.1177/1357633X16630444. [R]
Siedlecki SL, Albert NM. Understanding inter-rater reliability and validity of risk assessment tools used to predict adverse clinical events. Clin Nurs Spec. 2017;31(1):23-29. DOI:
- “Heart failure and the primary care clinician: Applying guideline-based strategies to improve patient outcomes” at Pri-Med Regional Conference; sponsored by Pri-Med, Baltimore, Maryland; December 5, 2017.
- "Role of Palliative Care and Hospice” during the Advances in Managing End-Stage Heart Failure session at the 7th Annual International Hawaii Symposium on Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities in Heart Failure; sponsored by University of California San Diego and San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Kona, Hawaii, December 2, 2017.
- “Optimizing Transitions of Care” during the Practical Approaches to Acute Heart Failure and Transitions of Care session at the 7th Annual International Hawaii Symposium on Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities in Heart Failure; sponsored by University of California San Diego and San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Kona, Hawaii, December 1, 2017.
- “Contemporary Management of Cardiogenic Shock” (panelist) at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016, sponsored by American Heart Association; Anaheim, California; November 14, 2017.
- “A Global Perspective on Transitional Care Strategies to Manage Chronic CVD Outcomes” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016, sponsored by American Heart Association; Anaheim, California; November 12, 2017.
- “Innovative Thinking Workshop” sponsored by the University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago Illinois, October 24, 2017.
- “Fostering Evidence-Based Practices through Innovation” sponsored by the University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago Illinois, October 24, 2017.
- “Evidence Based Practice, Quality and Research: Achieving Excellence in Nursing Practice” at the 1st annual Nursing research Conference; sponsored by Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Clinton Township, Michigan; September 21, 2017.
- “Addressing Social Determinants of Health--Psychosocial Factors and Heart Failure” at the 21st annual meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America; Dallas Texas, September 18, 2017.
- “Can Populations Really Embrace Diet, Exercise and Weight Loss?” at the 21st annual meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America; Dallas Texas, September 16, 2017.
- “Managing the Economic Challenges in the Treatment of Heart Failure” panel member at the 21st annual meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America; Dallas Texas, September 16, 2017.
- “Understanding and Managing Hypervolemia in Heart Failure”, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses; webinar, September 7, 2017.
- “Nurse-led Programs/Services to Enhance Cardiovascular Care and Clinical Outcomes” at the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference. Getting to the Heart of Aging: An Interprofessional Approach to Cardiovascular Health; sponsored by the VA Salt lake City Health Care System; Salt Lake City Utah, August 28, 2017.
- “ACCF/AHA/HFSA Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Heart Failure” at the 13th Annual AAHFN Annual meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Orlando, FL, June 24, 2017.
- “The Value of Heart Failure Certification: Research Results” at the 13th Annual AAHFN Annual meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Orlando, FL, June 23, 2017.
- “Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure- Cause or Consequence?” at the Chronic Disease Forum & Cardiovascular Disease Summit, sponsored by the American Heart Association and Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock, Arkansas, April 20, 2017.
- “Self-management of heart failure-where are we today?” at the Heart Failure Summit, sponsored by the American Heart Association, Washington DC, April 12, 2017.
- “Ensuring evidence-based oncology practices through nursing research and innovation” at the 2017 Oncology Nursing Conference- The Ever Changing Landscape of Oncology Nursing: From Diagnosis to Survivorship, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Oncology Nursing and Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland OH, April 6, 2017.
- “Fostering evidence-based practices through innovation and research” at the EBP and Nursing Research: Infusing Innovation to Transform Practice, sponsored by WellSpan Health, York, Pennsylvania, March 24, 2017.
- “Human connection to prevent readmissions- Navigators and nurses” during the Readmission in Heart failure: Questions Unanswered session at the ACC.17 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, sponsored by the American College of Cardiology, Washington DC, March 19, 2017.
- “Putting guidelines into practice: new recommendations for optimal treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)” at the ACC.17 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, sponsored by the American College of Cardiology, Washington DC, March 17, 2017.
- “ACC Patient Navigator Program update” at the ACC.17 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, sponsored by the American College of Cardiology, Washington DC, March 17 (Patient Engagement Pavilion-open to attendees) and March 18, 2017 (sites and sponsor).
- “Pharmacological Management for Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: Reducing Rehospitalization” at National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2017 Annual Conference, sponsored by National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Atlanta, Georgia, March 09, 2017.
2016 - Publications
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 - 2016
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.
- “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.
- 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, Patient Navigator Program 2.0 Work Group
- Cardiac Care Associate Member, Heart Failure and Transplant Section Leadership Council
- Member, American Heart Association
- Member of the Guideline Advantage Steering Committee
- Member, Clinical Workgroup of the Get With The Guidelines-HF Committee
- Member, Quality Care and Outcomes Research Leadership Committee
- Member, Leadership Committee of the Cardiovascular Nursing and Stroke Council
- Member, American Nurses Association
- Member, Heart Failure Society of America
- Secretary on the Executive Board
- Co-Chair, Quality Care Task Force
- Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society
- Member, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Treasurer and Board of Trustees member, Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute
- Member, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
- Member, Sigma Theta Tau
- Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Honors & Awards
- 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.