Faculty & Staff Profile

Faculty/Staff Profile

Lani M. Zimmerman, PhD, RN
Niedfelt Professor

Contact Information
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Lincoln Division
PO Box 880220
Lincoln, NE 68588-0220
tel: (402) 472-3847
E-Mail: lzimmerm@unmc.edu

I am originally from Montana and moved to Nebraska to take a faculty position at UNMC. I have been here for several years and have found UNMC to be a stimulating environment to work.  I have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of capacities at the University and have watched this CON grow to a premier institution.   


  • Carol Pullen (PI) Bernice Yates (Co-Director, Building Interdisciplinary Teams Core) Title: Interdisciplinary Healthy Heart Center. Funding agency: NINR, NIH, P20. Total Dollars: $1,000,000. 1P20NR011404.
    See website
  • Symptom Management in the post CABG patient http://www.unmc.edu/nursing/grant_smi/smi_home.htm
  • Symptom Management in women post CABG patient  
  • Secondary Risk Factor Modification in the CAD population
  • Care Transition after a Cardiac Event

Professional Service/Recognition

  • American Heart Association -- Cardiovascular Nursing
  • AHA Leadership Council 2007-2011
  • AHA Membership and Communications Committee 2004--present
  • MNRS (Member of Pain and Symptom Management and Acute Care Sections)
  • Sigma Theta Tau


  • Socialization to Nursing
  • Translational & Interdisciplinary Outcomes Research
  • Rural Health Research: Considerations & Implications
  • Clinical and Translational Seminars

Lani Zimmerman, RN, PhD