Faculty/Staff Profile

Kathryn Fiandt, PhD, APRN-NP, FAANP, FAAN
Professor
Associate Dean for Transformational Practice and Partnerships

Contact Information
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330
tel: (402) 559-2238 
E-Mail: kfiandt@unmc.edu

Dr. Fiandt has been a family nurse practitioner since 1976. Since then she has maintained an active practice with clinical expertise is in the areas of chronic disease management and practice improvement.

She has been active in the nursing center movement since 1990, serving as the clinical director of three nurse-managed health centers since 1990. She was at the University of Nebraska Center from 1993 until 2007. During that time she directed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and became the Director of the Morehead Center for Nursing Practice. IN 2007 she moved to Galveston TX where she served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs until 2014, at that time she returned to the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she currently serves as the Associate Dean for Transformational Practice and Partnerships. In addition to being active in several nursing organizations, Dr. Fiandt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow (2004 Cohort).

Research/Scholarship

DSRIP Project #109372601
Performing Provider, UTMB/TPI 094092602
Agency: Texas Dept of Health and Human Services, Medicaid 1115 Waiver
Title: Integrating behavioral health services at the Brazoria Indigent Primary Care Clinics
Goal: Implement a completely integrated primary care and behavioral/mental health services for the Brazoria County Indigent Health Program and other counties in the Texas Region 2.
Role: Project Director
Dates: October 2012-September 2015
Funded for $1,600,000

Grant Number: T56HP20660
Agency: DHHS HRSA Affordable Care Act: Nurse Managed Health Clinics
Title: Expanding Primary Care to Vulnerable Residents of Coastal Texas
Goal: Expand and study the impact of intensive primary care on vulnerable patients
Role: Principal Investigator
Dates: September 30, 2010 – Sept 29, 2014
Funded for: $1,500,000

Agency: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Title: Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly
Goal: This is a center grant; the goal is to develop infrastructure for patient centered outcomes research at UTMB, during the funding period several pilot projects will be conducted.
Role: Community engagement (0.05 FTE)
Dates: May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014
Funded for: $2,500,000

Agency: Houston-Galveston Community Advisory Council Social Services Block Grant,
Title: Expansion and Remodeling of the St. Vincent House Clinics
Goal: Increase practice sites and remodel current clinic space
Role: Principal Investigator
Dates: November 2009- September 2011
Funded for: $629,000
Agency: DHHS HRSA Division of Nursing

Title: Reducing Disparities in Type 2 Diabetes Care through a Network of Nursing Centers
Goal: Implement and evaluate a comprehensive model of care for vulnerable people with type 2 diabetes
Initial PI: Kathryn Fiandt (had to drop role when re-located in 2007)
Dates: July 1, 2007-June 30, 2012
Funded for: $1,600,000

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement, “Quality Allies: Developing Self-management Support Program” (Project Director), funded for $30,000. November 1, 2005-October 31, 2006.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Executive Nurse Fellows Program, funded for $65,000. July 2004-April 2007.
  • Contract, Midwest Nursing Center Consortium Research Network grant, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Wellness for a Lifetime” (Co-Investigator), funded for $10,000. September, 2003-August, 2004.
  • DHHS Division of Nursing Training Grant, “Increasing Access to Care: Integrating the FNP/PMH Role” (Project Director), funded for $771,359. July 1, 2003-June 30, 2006.
  • UNMC, AHEC Grant, Rural Interdisciplinary Specialist, 0.1 FTE. January 2001-August, 2004.
  • UNMC Hospital Auxiliary, “Living Well with Chronic Illness” (Project Director), funded for $35,000, 2001.
  • DHHS Division of Nursing Training Grant, “Increasing Rural Nurses’ Access to Family NP Education” (Project Director), funded for $965,686. July 1, 1999-June 30, 2002.
  • UNMC CON Dean’s Research Grant, “Piloting a Process for Describing Rural Family Nurse Practitioner Practice in Nebraska ” (Principal Investigator), funded for $590. May, 1998-July 1999.
  • UNMC Outcomes Grant, “Managing Obesity: Outcomes of an Intensive Primary Intervention for Vulnerable Women” (Principal Investigator), funded for $32,040. January 1, 1997-June 30, 1998.(Outcomes Grant #OC-04-97.)
  • UNMC Seed Grant, “Preventive Services Utilization Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Older Rural Women” (Co-PI with Dr. Carol Pullen), funded for $7,426. July 1, 1994-February 28, 1995. (Seed Grant #95-7).
  • Michigan Research Excellence Fund grant, “Worksite Wellness Program,” funded for $36,000. 1990-91.

Practice

  • Present - Family Nurse Practitioner at Charles Drew Community Health Center, Crown Tower Location
  • 2014-present – Volunteer Family NP at SHARING/RESPECT clinics, interdisciplinary student-run clinics for underserved people
  • December 2013-March 2014 – Vicotry Lakes Urgent Care Clinic, Univ of TX Medical Branch
  • 2010-2014 Family NP. Brazoria County Indigent Primary Care Clinics in Alvin and Angleton, TX
  • 2008-2013 Clinical Director, Nurse-Managed Clinic at St. Vincent’s House, Galveston, TX
  • 1993-2007 Family Nurse Practitioner Family Health Care Center, nurse-managed clinic for underserved people
  • 1997-2007 NP Faculty Advisor SHARING/RESPECT clinics, interdisciplinary student-run clinics for underserved people

Professional Service/Recognition

  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing, 1967-1971
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 1975
  • Nebraska Nurses Association, District II Nurse of the Year, 1995
  • UNMC Distinguished Teaching Award, 1997
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Distinguished Lecturer, 2000-2001
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, State Award for Excellence, 2000
  • Fellow, Penn Macy Institute to Advance Academic Nursing Practice, 2000
  • Recipient, UNMC College of Nursing, Outstanding Performance Stipend, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Ada M. Lindsey Professional Service Award, 2003
  • Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship, Class of 2004
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2004
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Annual Faculty Practice Award 2006