Faculty Sketch

Ann Minnick, PhD, RN, FAAN

Julia Eleanor Chenault Professor of Nursing
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Co-Director PhD Program
Director, Post-Doctoral Program

ann.minnick@vanderbilt.edu

 

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.

 

Grants

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.

 

Representative Publications

(Past five years and selected work from among more than 100 publications)

 

Widmar, S. B., Dietrich, M. S., & Minnick, A. F. (in press). How self-care education in ventricular assist device programs is organized and provided: A national study. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care.

 

Maxwell, C. A., Mion, L. C., & Minnick, A. (2013). Geriatric resources in acute care hospitals and trauma centers: A scarce commodity. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 1-10.

 

Minnick, A. F., Norman, L. D., & Donaghey, B. (2013). Defining and describing capacity issues in U.S. Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Nursing Outlook, 61(2), 93-101.

 

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.


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.

 

Professional Organizations

Selected Examples

 

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

Reviewer:

  • 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.