Faculty Sketch

Brian Widmar, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Intensivist Nurse Practitioner Program

brian.widmar@vanderbilt.edu

 

Current Research Interest

  • Self-care in patients with mechanically assisted circulatory support devices
  • Self-care in patients after cardiac transplantation
  • Patient-centered care and satisfaction with care services


Current Projects:

  • Hospital care structures and self-care education processes of ventricular assist device programs
  • Hospital care structures and self-care education processes of heart transplant programs
  • Patient perceptions of care within subspecialty care programs

 

Representative Publications

Widmar, S.B., Dietrich, M.S., & Minnick, A.F. (2014). How self-care education in ventricular assist device programs is organized and provided: A national study. Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 43, 25-31.


Widmar, S.B., Minnick, A.F., & Dietrich, M.S. (2013, June). Hospital Care Structure and Self-Care Education Processes of Ventricular Assist Device Programs: A National Study. Poster presented at the 2013 American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) 9th Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

Widmar, S.B., Minnick, A.F., & Dietrich, M.S. (2012, September). Hospital Care Structure and Self-Care Education Processes of Ventricular Assist Device Programs: A National Study. Paper presented at the 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Center for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), Washington, D.C. 

Widmar, S.B., Minnick, A.F., & Dietrich, M.S. (2012, June). Hospital Care Structure and Self-Care Education Processes of Ventricular Assist Device Programs: A National Study. Poster session presented at the Annual Research Meeting (ARM) of AcademyHealth, Orlando, FL.

Widmar, S.B., Minnick, A.F., Vollman, M.W., Dietrich, M.S., & Grady, K. L. (2011, October). Patient-Centered Care and Self-Care Education in Ventricular Assist Device Patients. Poster session presented at the biannual convention of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Grapevine, TX.

White-Williams, C.; Kugler, C.; & Widmar, S. B. (2007). Lung and heart-lung transplantation. In Ohler & Cupples (Eds.) Core Curriculum for Transplant Nurses: International Transplant Nurses Society. Elsevier.

Widmar, B. (2005). When Cure is Care: Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 17(3), 104-112.

 

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
  • AcademyHealth
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Iota and Nu Chapters
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine