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Nina Zimmermann

Director of the MSN Nurse Practitioner Program

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Assistant Professor of Nursing
Maryville University

Nina Zimmermann is the director of the nurse practitioner program at Maryville University in St. Louis. A board-certified adult primary care nurse practitioner and certified asthma educator, she also practices at an employee health and primary care clinic in the St. Louis metro area. Professor Zimmermann obtained her Master of Science in Nursing in nursing education at Barnes-Jewish College in 2005 and her Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate at Maryville University in 2009. In addition to her 20 years of nursing experience — in pulmonary medicine, long-term acute care, and other areas — Professor Zimmermann has published and presented her work nationally. She is an expert on asthma education, patient satisfaction, asthma practice guidelines, and cultural competence. She is an active member of the Allied Health Committee and was previously the advanced practice program chair for the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology. She has been a board member of the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) and a faculty member of the AAE’s Asthma Certification Review Course.

Notable Publications:

Zimmermann, N., Corazalla, E. (2015). Shortness of Breath, Wheezing, and a Review of Spirometry Interpretation. Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 11(7), 744-746.

Zimmermann, N.A. (2010). The Mini-Wright Peak Flow Meter: A Monitoring Device for the Self-Management of Asthma. Journal of Asthma & Allergy Educators, 1(5), 193-194.

Castro, M., Zimmermann, N.A., Crocker, S., Bradley, J., Leven, C. & Schechtman, K. (2003). Asthma Intervention Program Prevents Readmissions in High Healthcare Users. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 168(9), 1095-1099.

Classes Taught:

Advanced Health Assessment
Adult/Gero Health Care I
Adult/Gero Health Care II
Adult/Gero Primary Health Care Practicum I & II

Areas of Expertise:

  • Nursing
  • Clinical research
  • Healthcare
  • Nurse education
  • Patient education
  • Internal medicine
  • Healthcare management
  • Public health
  • Asthma education

Contact Info:

Phone: 314.529.9221