Ann F. Minnick   PhD, RN, FAAN

Julia Eleanor Chenault Professor of Nursing
Senior Associate Dean

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Safety and quality issues, especially in hospitals
  • Workforce and quality, especially nursing academic programs
  • Adherence to clinical guidelines

Current Projects

  • Minnick, A., & Norman, L. (2013-14). Junior Nursing Research Faculty: A National Study of Issues and Support. Chenault Chair.
  • Shorn, M. & Minnick, A. (2014-15). U.S. Provider Practices During the Third Stage of Labor. Chenault Chair.

Representative Publications


Maxwell, C.A., Mion, L.C., Dietrich, M.S., Fallon, W.F., Minnick, A. (in press). Hospitals' adoption of targeted cognitive and functional status quality indicators for vulnerable elders. Journal of Nursing Care Quality

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 & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 43(1), 25--31.

Barnett, J. S., Minnick, A. F., & Norman, L. D. (2014). A description of U.S. post-graduation nurse residency programs. Nursing Outlook, 62(3), 174-184.

Widmar, B., Minnick, A. F., & Dietrich, M. S. (2013). Hospital care structure and self-care education processes of ventricular assist device programs: A national study. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 42(4), 299-300.

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.

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 & Practice23(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 Quality34(3), 16-24. 

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(9), 504-510.

Needleman, J. & Minnick, A.F. (2010). Response to commentary: What conclusions can we draw from recent analyses of anesthesia provider model and patient outcomes? Health Services Research45, 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.F., Mion, L. C., Johnson, M. E., Catrambone, C., & Leipzig, R. (2008). The who and whys of side rail use.Nursing Management 39(5),36-44.

Minnick, A.F., Catrambone, C. D., Halstead, L., Rothschild, S. K., & Lapidos, S. (2008). A nurse-coach quality improvement intervention: Feasibility and treatment fidelity. Western Journal of Nursing Research30(6), 690-703.

Minnick, A.F., & Needleman, J. (2008). Methodological issues explaining maternal outcomes: Anesthesia provider characterizations and resource variation. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(7), 801-816.

Minnick, A.F., Fogg, L., Mion, L. C., Catrambone, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2007). Resource clusters 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.

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.

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.

Staffileno, B. A., Minnick, A., Coke, L. A., & Hollenberg, S. M. (2007). Blood pressure responses to lifestyle physical activity among young, hypertension-prone African-American women. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(2), 107-117.

Rothschild, S. K., Lapidos, S., Minnick, A., Fogg, L., & Catrambone, C. (2004). Using virtual teams to improve the care of chronically ill patients. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 11(6), 346-350.

Minnick, A.F., & Halstead, L. A. (2002). A data-based agenda for doctoral nursing education reform. Nursing Outlook, 50(1), 24-29.

Mion, L. C., Fogel, J., Sandhu, S., Palmer, R. M., Minnick, A.F., Cranston, T., et al. (2001). Outcomes following physical restraint reduction programs in two acute care hospitals. Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement, 27(11), 605-618.

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), 789-795.

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.


  • 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


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. (e.g., Hartford and Robert Wood Johnson).

Professional Organizations

  • Academy Health, 1992-Present
  • American Academy of Nursing, 1989-Present: numerous committees including Fellow Selection and Nominating Committees
  • DHHS National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, 2006-2011
  • IRGNI, 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