Ann Minnick, PhD, RN, FAAN
Julia Eleanor Chenault Professor of Nursing
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Co-Director PhD Program
Director, Post-Doctoral Program
Current Research Interests
Dr. Minnick's current research concerns are safety and quality issues related to health service delivery in institutions such as hospitals as well as in the community. She has recently completed a study related to modifying the role of administratively mediated variables to improve patient and staff outcomes in operating rooms. She is involved in a study to help determine the best way to deliver care to community dwelling patients with congestive heart failure. Dr. Minnick recently completed a study of PhD nursing programs as well as a study of academic administrative issues in DNP programs. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.
Ooi, Henry (2010). Veterans Health Administration Health Services Research and Development QUERI program: Developing a Hub and Satellite Heart Failure Provider's Network. Department of Veterans Affairs, RRP 09-170
Weinger, M., Slagle, J., Nelson, A., Speroff, T., Shively, M., Mitchell, M., Wallston, K., Minnick, A., Greevy, R., France, D., & Feurer, I (2008-2010). Operating Room Workload and Quality of Care. Department of Veterans Affairs, IAF 06-085.
Minnick, A., Mion, L., Johnson, M., Leipzig, R. & Fogg, L. (2003-7). Physical Restraints and Therapy Disruption in Hospitals. National Institute on Aging, NIH, 1R01AG019715-01.
Minnick, A. & Needleman, J. (2003-6). Anesthesia Providers: What Is Their Impact on Obstetrical Outcomes? American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation.
Rothschild, S., Lindeman, D., Minnick, A. & Glandon, J. (2001-5). Virtual Integrated Practice: A New Approach to Health Care Teams. The John A. Hartford Foundation.
(Past five years and selected work from among more than 100 publications)
Keim, K. S., Agruss, J. C., Williams, E. M., Fogg, L., Minnick, A., Catrambone, C., & Rothschild, S. (2011). Cardiovascular disease prevention preferences of a sample of urban American Indians. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 23(6), 428-434.
Minnick, A., Donaghey, B., Slagle, J., & Weinger, M. (2011). Operating room team members' views of workload, case difficulty and non-routine events. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 33.
Minnick, A. F., Norman, L. D., Donaghey, B., Fisher, L. W., & McKirgan, I. M. (2010). Leadership in US doctoral nursing research programs. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(2), 504-510.
Needleman, J. & A. F. Minnick (2010). Response to commentary: What conclusions can we draw from recent analyses of anesthesia provider model and patient outcomes? Health Services Research, 45, 1397-1406.
Minnick, A. F., Norman, L. D., Donaghey, B., Fisher, L. W., & McKirgan, I. M. (2010). Defining and describing capacity in US doctoral nursing research programs. Nursing Outlook 58, 36-43.
Minnick, A. (2010). Interviewer or interviewee: Essential skills for the clinical nurse specialist employment interview. In J. Fulton, B. L. Lyon & K. Goudreau (Eds.), Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice (pp. 299-310). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.
Minnick, A. (2009). Conducting an outcomes assessment. In R. Kleinpell (Ed), Outcomes assessment in advanced practice nursing. 2nd Ed. New York: Springer.
Minnick, A. F., & Mion, L. C. (2009). Nurse labor data: The collection and interpretation of nurse-to-patient ratios. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(9), 377-381.
Catrambone, C., Johnson, M. E., Mion, L. C., & Minnick, A. F. (2009). The design of adult acute care units in US hospitals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41(2), 79-86.
Needleman, J., & Minnick, A. F. (2009). Anesthesia provider model, hospital resources, and maternal outcomes. Health Services Research, 44(2p1), 464-482.
Minnick, A., Catrambone, C. D., Halstead, L., Rothschild, S., & Lapidos, S. (2008). A nurse coach quality improvement intervention: Feasibility and treatment fidelity. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(6), 690-703.
Minnick, A. F., Mion, L. C., Johnson, M. E., Catrambone, C., & Leipzig, R. (2008). The who and whys of side rail use. Nursing Management, 39(5), 36-39, 41-44.
Minnick, A. F., & Needleman, J. (2008). Methodological issues in explaining maternal outcomes: Anesthesia provider characterizations and resource variation. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30 (7), 801-816.
Mion, L. C., Minnick, A. F., Leipzig, R. M., Catrambone, C. D., & Johnson, M. E. (2007). Patient-initiated device removal in intensive care units: A national prevalence study. Critical Care Medicine, 35(12), 2714-2720.
Minnick, A. F., Fogg, L., Mion, L. C., Catrambone, & C. Johnson, M. E. (2007). Resource cluster and variation in physical restraint use. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 39(4), 363-370.
Minnick, A. F., Mion, L. C., Johnson, M. E., & Catrambone, C. (2007). How unit level nursing responsibilities are structured in US hospitals. Journal of Nursing Administration, 37(10), 452-458.
Staffileno, B., Minnick, A., Coke, L., & Hollenberg, S. M. (2007). Blood pressure responses to lifestyle physical activity among young hypertension-prone African-American women. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22 (2), 107-117.
Minnick, A. F., Mion, L. C., Johnson, M. E., Catrambone, C., & Leipzig, R. (2007). Prevalence and variation of physical restraint use in US acute care settings. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 39(1), 30-37.
Rothschild, S. K., Lapidos, S., Minnick, A., Fogg, L., & Catrambone, C. (2004). Using virtual teams to improve the care of chronically ill patients. JCOM, 11(6), 346-350.
Minnick, A., & Halstead, L. (2002). A data based agenda for doctoral nursing education reform. Nursing Outlook, 50 (1), 24-29.
Mion, L., Fogel, J., Sandhu, S., Leipzig, R., Minnick, A. et al. (2001). Outcomes following physical restraint reduction programs in two acute care hospitals. Journal of Quality Improvement, 27(11), 605-617.
Koeck, C., Minnick, A., Roberts, M.J., Moore, K., & Scholz, N. (1998). Use of administrative personnel in hospitals: A three nation comparison. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, 110(22), 789795.
Minnick, A. & Pabst M. (1998). Improving the ability to detect the impact of labor on patient outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration, 28(12), 17-21.
Minnick, A., Mion, L., Lamb, K., Leipzig, R., & Palmer, R. (1998). Prevalence and patterns of physical restraint use in the acute care setting. Journal of Nursing Administration, 28(11), 19-24.
Minnick, A., Roberts, M. J., Young, W. B., Kleinpell, R. & Marcantonio, R. (1997). What influences patients' reports of three aspects of hospitals services? Medical Care, 35(4), 399-409.
Mion, L., Minnick, A., Palmer, R., Kapp, M. & Lamb, K. (1996). Physical restraint use in the hospital setting: Unresolved issues and directions for research. Milbank Quarterly, 74(3), 411-433.
Academy Health, member,1992 – present
American Academy of Nursing, member 1989-present – numerous committees including Fellow Selection and Nominating Committees
American Organization of Nurse Executives Task Force on Data, chairperson, 1996-1998
DHHS National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, member, 2006-2011
IRGNI, member, 2005 – present
Symposium organizer 2010
Pathways for Patient Safety Tool Development, Hospital Research and Educational Trust 2007-2009.
Sigma Theta Tau, member 1970-present: Numerous committees
Editorial Board Member, Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice, 1997-2004
- BMJ (2011 – present)
- Journal of Nursing Scholarship (2006-present.)
- Journal of Health Care Quality (2011 – present)
- Research in Nursing and Health (1998-present.)
- Health Services Research (HSR) (2010 – present)
- Milbank Quarterly (1989-present.)
- Nursing Outlook (1989-present.)
- Quality Management in Health Care (2007-present.)
- Western Journal of Nursing Research (1989-2005)
Dr. Minnick has also served as a consultant regarding research priorities and funding for US state and federal agencies, private foundations and foreign governments
Experience as a Pre-, Post, K Award (or like) Mentor
Dr. Minnick has served as advisor/mentor to scholars who have received publicly and privately supported pre-and post-doctoral awards/fellowships. She has also served as a mentor for federal K awards. She is currently serving as a post-doctoral fellow mentor as well as a Robert Wood Johnson Research Fellowship mentor.