Kimberly Vana

College of Nursing & Health Innovation
Arizona State University
Clinical Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Biography

Kimberly Vana (DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FNP-C) is a clinical professor at the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She currently teaches in the RN-BSN and Concurrent Enrollment Programs in the Undergraduate Nursing Programs. Her research interests include sleep health and nursing education pedagogy.

Professor Vana concurrently practices clinically as a family nurse practitioner in allergy, asthma, and sleep health and has past pulmonary experience. She is actively involved with national and local sleep organizations.

As a faculty member, she has taught courses in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs on professionalism, nursing administration, nursing education, health assessment, pharmacology, medical-surgical nursing, critical-care nursing, and clinical practicums. She also served as a past director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs. 

Education

  • D.N.P. with Outstanding DNP Culminating Project, Arizona State University 2011
  • Post-Master's Certification. Family Nurse Practitioner, Arizona State University1994
  • M.S. Medical-Surgical Nursing and Teaching, University of Arizona 1984
  • B.S.N. Summa Cum Laude (and Outstanding Nursing College Graduate), Arizona State University 1977

Research Interests

Sleep health and sleep disorders

Nursing education and technology

Publications

Gamaldo, C., Gurubhagayatula, I., Buenaver, L., Chernyshev, O, Derose, S., Hwang, D., Mehra, R., Vana, K., & Walia, H.K. (TBA). Evaluation of screening and assessment OSA tools for clinical use. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. (In review by Board of Directors).

Colvin, L., Cartwright, A., Freedman, N., Rogers, A., & Vana, K. (2018). Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are qualified to perform home sleep apnea test clinical evaluations. Journal of Clinical Sleep Mediciine, 14(2), 293. doi:10.5664/jcsm6958

             Response to Aove Letter:

             Rosen,  I. M. (2018). Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are important to the sleep team. Journal of

             Clinical Sleep Medicine, 14(2), 295. doi:10.5664/jcsm6960

American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (2017). APRN PA curriculum. Darlen, IL: Author. Author of a learning module and contributor to other learning modules

​Silva, G.E., Goodwin, J. L., Vana, K. D., & Quan, S. (2016). Obstructive sleep apnea and quality of life: Comparison of the SQLI, FOSQ, and SF-36 questionnaires. Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care, 13(3), 137-149. doi:10.13175/swjpcc082-16 (Peer-reviewed)

Nahapetian, R. R., Silva, G. E., Vana, K. D., Parthasarathy, S., & Quan, S. (2016). Weighted STOP-Bang and screening for sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep and Breathing, 20(2), 597-603. doi:10.1007/s11325-015-1255-2 (Peer-reviewed)

Silva, G. E., Goodwin, J. L., Vana, K. D., Vasquez, M. M., Wilcox, P. G., & Quan, S. F. (2014). Restless legs syndrome, sleep, and quality of life among adolescents and young adults. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 10(7), 779-786. doi:10.5664/jcsm.3872 (Peer-reviewed)    

             CME Offering                              

Vana, K. D. , & Silva, G. E. (2014). Evaluating the use of a simulated electronic health record and online drug reference in a case study to enhance nursing students' understanding of pharmacologic concepts and resources. Nurse Educator, 39(4), 160–165. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000046 (Peer-reviewed)

            Featured Article. 

Vana, K. D., Silva, G. E., & Goldberg, R. (2013). Predictive abilities of the STOP-Bang and Epworth Sleepiness Scale in identifying sleep clinic patients at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea. Research in Nursing & Health, 36(1), 84-94. doi:10.1002/nur.21512   (Peer-reviewed)   

            Editorial on Above Paper:

            Quan, S. F. (2013). Abuse of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 9(10), 987. 

            doi:10.5664/jcsm.3062

Silva, G. E., Vana, K. D., Goodwin, J. L., Sherrill, J. L., & Quan, S. F. (2011). Identification of patients with sleep disordered breathing: Comparing the Four-Variable screening tool, STOP, STOP-Bang, and Epworth Sleepiness Scales. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 7(5), 467-472. doi:10.5664/jcsm.1308 (Peer-reviewed)      

            Editorial on Above Paper:

            Quan, S. F. (2013). Abuse of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 9(10), 987.

            doi:10.5664/jcsm.3062

Silva, G. E., Goodwin, J. L., Parthasarathy, S., Sherrill, D. L., Vana, K. D., Drescher, A. A., & Quan, S. F.  (2011). Longitudinal association between short sleep, body weight, and emotional and learning problems in Hispanic and Caucasian children. Sleep, 34(9), 1197-1205.  doi:10.5665/SLEEP.1238 (Peer-reviewed)              

            Commentary on Above Paper:

            Hale, H., & Berger, L. M. (2011). Sleep deprivation and childhood obesity: Moving from research to practice.        

            Sleep, 34(9), 1153-1154. doi:10.5665/SLEEP.1226

Vana, K. D., Silva, G. E., Muzyka, D., & Hirani, L. M. (2011). Effectiveness of an audience response system in teaching pharmacology to baccalaureate nursing students. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 29(6), 326-334. doi:10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181f9dd9c (Peer-reviewed)

            Featured Article, CEU Offering

 

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 311 Pharmacology in Nursing
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 394 Special Topics
NUR 440 Community&Public Health Nursin
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 498 Pro-Seminar
NUR 792 Research
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 311 Pharmacology
HON 394 Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 311 Pharmacology
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 311 Pharmacology
NUR 430 Prof Nur Attrib Ldrshp & Mgmt
NUR 440 Community&Public Health Nursin
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
NUR 311 Pharmacology
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 419 Managing Nursing Org Sys
NUR 430 Prof Nur Attrib Ldrshp & Mgmt
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
NUR 311 Pharmacology
NUR 440 Community&Public Health Nursin
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
NUR 311 Pharmacology
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 430 Prof Nur Attrib Ldrshp & Mgmt
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
NUR 311 Pharmacology
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 419 Managing Nursing Org Sys
NUR 430 Prof Nur Attrib Ldrshp & Mgmt

Presentations

Recent Selected Presentations:

  • Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Overview of Common Pharmacologic Sleep Disturbances
  • Interprofessional Practice Models Using Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs)
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing and Quality of Life: Comparison of the SF 36, FOSQ, and SAQLI Questionnaire
  • Modified STOP-Bang: Improvement for Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Using a Simulated Electronic Health Record and Online Drug Reference Program to Teach Pharamacologic Concepts to Baccalaureate Nursing Students
  • STOP: Get More Bang for Your Bucks!
  • Longitudinal Association between Short Sleep, Body Weight, and Emotional and Learning Problems in Hispanic and Caucasian Children
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Identification of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using A Tool that Includes an Item on Tiredness: An Evidence-Based Study
  • Obstructove Sleep Apnea: Does Screening for Tiredness in Addition to Sleepiness Identify More Patients at Risk?
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Does Screening for Fatigue, Tiredness, Lack of Energy, and Sleepiness Identify More Patients at Risk?
  • Predictive Capabilities of the Four-Variable Screening Tool, STOP, STOP-Bang, and Epworth Sleepiness Scale for Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS)
  • Use of Audience Response Systems in Teaching
  • Effectivenes of an Audience Response System in Teaching Pharmacology to Baccalaureate Nursing Students
  • State of the Science: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Education. Beyond the Box: Meeting the Challenges of Being a Nurse Educator Today
  • State of the Science: Teaching Evidence-Based Practice. Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in an Educational Setting: A Team Approach

Honors/Awards

  • Beta Upsilon Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, Excellence in Nursing Practice Award, Arizona State University, 2017
  • Beta Upsilon Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, Excellence in Nursing Education Award, Arizona State University, 2013
  • Arizona State University Last Lecture Series Nomination, Arizona State University, 2005
  • National Student Nurses Association Adjunct Professor, National Student Nurses Association, 2002
  • Wolverine Achievement Award: Commitment to Excellence, Utah Valley State College, 1999
  • Special Accomplishment toward Nursing Professional Excellence, St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center, 1991
  • Whos Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1977

Professional Associations

<p>American Nurses Association, Arizona Nurses Association, National League of Nursing, Arizona League of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, ASU Faculty Women's Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Arizona Sleep Society, Arizona Asthma Coalition</p>

Service

Selected:

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Assessment Tools Development Task Force
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Educational Products Development Subcommittee
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)/ Physician Assistant (PA) Task Force
  • Arizona Sleep Society, Advocacy Committee

Work History

<p>Dual Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in Sleep Health and Allergy/Asthma</p>