Wayne State University

Sandra Oliver-McNeil, D.N.P., ACNP-BC, AACC

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Office Address

312 Cohn

Office Hours

By appointment


  • BSN:  Michigan State University
  • MSN:  Wayne State University: Acute Care/Critical Nurse Practitioner 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

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. (2015). 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. (Available on line ahead of print 10/17/2015).

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 2015. 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. 2013; 28, 85-91.

Bashore TM, Balter S, Ana Barac A, John G. Byrne JG, Cavendish JJ, Chambers CE, Hermiller JB, Kinlay S, Landzberg JS, Laskey WK, McKay CR,  Miller JM, Moliterno DJ, Moore JWM, Oliver-McNeil SM, Popma JJ, Tommaso CL. 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). 2012. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2012; 59, (24), 2221–2305.

Oliver-McNeil S, & Grines CL Contrast Induced Nephropathy: Acute Kidney Injury. Perioperataive Nursing. Clinics. 2010; 5, 101-110.
Oliver-McNeil, S, Artinian, N T. Women’s Perceptions of Personal Risk and Their Risk-Reducing Behaviors.  American Journal of Critical Care. 2002; 11, 221-227.

Oliver-McNeil S. 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 2001 February 2001, 31, 32cc1-32cc4.
Oliver-McNeil, S Chapter 10: Dyslipidemia Management. Cardiac/Vascular Nursing Review and Resource Manual. 2002; 87-90.

Current Research

Evaluation of Risk Stratification Tool Prior to ICD Implantation

Courses Taught

  • NUR 4050
  • NUR 7370
  • NUR 7140/8680
  • NUR 9500
  • NUR 9510
  • NUR 9520
NUR 8210

NUR 6510

NUR 8625

NUR 8210

NUR 8675

NUR 8685

NUR 8695