Sandra Oliver-McNeil, DNP, ACNP-BC, AACC

Sandra Oliver-McNeil, DNP, ACNP-BC, AACC

Associate Professor (Clinical)

312 Cohn

Office hours

By appointment

Sandra Oliver-McNeil, DNP, ACNP-BC, AACC


  • BSN - Michigan State University
  • MSN (Acute Care/Critical Nurse Practitioner) - Wayne State University, 2000
  • DNP - Wayne State University, 2011

Research Interests

  • Improving 30 Day Readmissions Heart Failure
  • Womens's Knowledge of Risk Factor Coronary Artery Disease and Health Promotion Behavior
  • Implementing Evidence Based Interventions to Improve Heart Failure Outcome
  • Women Cardiovascular Disease
  • Individuals with Heart Failure Men/Women Adult Gero
  • Patients receiving ICDs Adult/Gero

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

  • ANCC certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner since 2000
  • Clinical focus is management of patients with complex cardiovascular disease across the trajectory

Selected Publications

Oliver-McNeil, S., Templin, T.N., & Haines, D. E. (2016). Preoperative ICD risk score variables predict 30-day readmission after implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation in patients with heart failure. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care Nursing, 45(1):29-33. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2015.09.006 (Impact Factor 1.42)

Ohns, M. J., Oliver-McNeil, S., Nantais-Smith, L. M., & George, N. M. (2016). Non-urgent Use of the Emergency Department by Pediatric Patients: A Theory-Guided Approach for Primary and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 30(4): 339-346.

Baker, H., Oliver-McNeil, S., Deng, L. & Hummel, S. L. (2015). See you in 7: regional hospital collaboration and outcomes in Medicare heart failure patients. JACC Heart Failure. 3(10):765-773. doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2015.06.007 (Impact factor 5.4)

Schade, E.B., Oliver-McNeil, S., Benkert, R., & George, N. (2015). A quality improvement project to educate nurses on Coudé catheter placement. Urologic Nursing, 35(4), 187-190, 203. doi:10.7257/1053-816X.2015.35.4.187

Oliver-McNeil, S. & Vallerand, A. (2015). Palliative care: Over coming barriers to implement palliative care in patients living with heart failure. Critical Care Nursing, 10, 38-44. (Five Year Impact Factor 1.25)

Pollard, J., Oliver-McNeil, S., Patel, S., Mason, L., Mallia, A., & Baker, H. (2015). Impact of the development of a regional collaborative to reduce 30-day heart failure readmissions. Journal Nursing Care Quality, 30, 298-305 (Five Year Impact factor 1.293).

Oliver-McNeil S, Hickman L, McCoy MA, & George N. (2013) Potential to Improve Ourtcomes:Causes of 30-Day Readmission After Cordioverer Defibrillator Implantation. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 28, 85-91.

Bashore, T.M., Balter, S., Ana Barac, A., John, G., Byrne, J.G., Cavendish, J.J., Chambers, C.E., Hermiller, J.B., Kinlay, S., Landzberg, J.S., Laskey, W.K., McKay, C.R., Miller, J.M., Moliterno, D.J., Moore, J.W.M., Oliver-McNeil, S.M., Popma, J.J., & Tommaso, C.L. (2012). American College of Cardiology Foundation/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Expert Consensus Document on Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Standards Update A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Task Force on Expert Consensus Documents (Developed in Collaboration With the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Society for Vascular Medicine). Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 59(24), 2221–2305.

Oliver-McNeil S, & Grines CL. (2010). Contrast Induced Nephropathy: Acute Kidney Injury. Perioperataive Nursing Clinics, 5, 101-110.

Oliver-McNeil, S, Artinian, N T. (2002). Women’s Perceptions of Personal Risk and Their Risk-Reducing Behaviors. American Journal of Critical Care, 11, 221-227.

Oliver-McNeil S. (2001).Treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy without surgery: Learn about a new ablation procedure that can reduce the risk of sudden death for patients with this rare cardiac disease. Nursing, 31, 32cc1-32cc4.

Oliver-McNeil, S. (2002). Chapter 10: Dyslipidemia Management. Cardiac/Vascular Nursing Review and Resource Manual, 87-90.

Honors and Awards

Associate American College of Cardiology

Current Research

  • Evaluation of Risk Stratification Tool Prior to ICD Implantation
  • Department of Emergency Medicine - Sub Investigator PIONEER-HF
  • Integrative Biosciences Center - Sub Investigator PARADISE-HF

Courses Taught

  • NUR 4050
  • NUR 7370
  • NUR 7140/8680
  • NUR 9500
  • NUR 9510
  • NUR 9520
  • NUR 8210
  • NUR 6510
  • NUR 8210
  • NUR 8625
  • NUR 8675
  • NUR 8685
  • NUR 8695

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