Rozina Bhimani, PhD, DNP,APRN, FNP-BC, CNE
BCOM (Bachelors in Commerce), Premeir College, Karachi
Teaching Certification, National League of Nursing
Major: Certified Nurse Educator
BSN, Metropolitan State University
BS, University of Minnesota
MSN, Metropolitan State University
Major: Family Nurse Practitioner
DNP, University of Minnesota
PhD, University of Minnesota
Licensures and Certifications
Research interests includes: Symptom science including measurement, management and interventions in movement disorders. Development of clinical decision tools that are patient centered and allow discrimination between overlapping pain syndrome in neurological disabilities is of particular interest to her. Dr. Bhimani is interested in improving patients/providers communication pattern in clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. Her research focus embraces addressing quality of life issues for disabled population, particularly in the area of neurological disabilities. Dr. Bhimani studies designs uses mixed methods.
Academic Interests and Focus:
Symptom Science, Mixed Method, Quantitative Research Methods and Designs, Evidence Based Practice and Implementation Science, & Health Care Economics and Finance
Best Nursing Educator of the Year (2014), Mpls St Paul Magazine, 2014
Association of Neuroscience Nursing
Association of Rehabilitation Nursing
VA Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research (CCDOR), Affiliate Member
Midwest Nursing Research Society
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Center Membership: Center for Aging Science & Care Innovation
Bhimani, R., Gaugler, J. E., Felts, J., 2020. Consensus Definition of Muscle Tightness From Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Nursing research, 69 (2): 109-115.
Bhimani, R. H., Soomar, D., 2019. Understanding Symptoms of Muscle Tightness, Weakness, and Rigidity from a Nursing Perspective. Rehabilitation Nursing, 44 (5): 271-281.
Bhimani, R., Medina, F., Carney-Anderson, L., 2018. CE: Managing Movement Disorders: A Clinical Review. American Journal of Nursing, 118 (12): 34-40.
Cheung, C., Bhimani, R., Wyman, J. F., Konczak, J., Zhang, L., Mishra, U., Terluk, M., Kartha, R. V., Tuite, P., 2018. Effects of yoga on oxidative stress, motor function, and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4 (1):
Bhimani, R., Carney-Anderson, L., 2017. Lived Experiences of Muscle Tightness Symptoms from Patients' Perspectives. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 49 (5): 280-285.
Bhimani, R. H., Gaugler, J. E., Skay, C., 2017. Understanding symptom experiences of muscle tightness from patients’ and clinicians’ perspectives. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 (13-14): 1927-1938.
Bhimani, R. H., Cross, L. J., Taylor, B. C., Meis, L. A., Fu, S. S., Allen, K. D., Krein, S. L., Do, T., Kerns, R. D., Burgess, D. J., 2017. Taking ACTION to reduce pain: ACTION study rationale, design and protocol of a randomized trial of a proactive telephone-based coaching intervention for chronic musculoskeletal pain among African Americans. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18 (1): 1-14.
Bhimani, R., Palluck, H., Mathiason Moore, M. A., Anderson, L. C., 2017. A continuing education conference about patients with parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48 (6): 270-275.
Bhimani, R., 2016. Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Injuries in Rehabilitation Nursing. Rehabilitation Nursing, 41 (6): 326-335.
Bhimani, R. H., Peden-McAlpine, C., Gaugler, J., Anderson, L. C., 2016. Spasticity over time during acute rehabilitation: A study of patient and clinician scores. Applied Nursing Research, 30 16-23.
Grants and Patents
Award: Effects of mobilization patterns on spasticity symptom c
Principal Investigator: Bhimani, Rozina Hasanali
Award Dates: 2019 - 2020