Rozina Bhimani, PhD, DNP,APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CRRN

Associate Professor
Rozina Bhimani


Office Address

6-158 Weaver Densford
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Associate Professor


BCOM (Bachelors in Commerce), Premeir College, Karachi
Major: Business

Teaching Certification, National League of Nursing
Major: Certified Nurse Educator

BSN, Metropolitan State University
Major: Nursing

BS, University of Minnesota
Major: Biology

MSN, Metropolitan State University
Major: Family Nurse Practitioner

DNP, University of Minnesota
Major: Nursing

PhD, University of Minnesota
Major: Nursing

Licensures and Certifications

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP)
Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC)

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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.

Teaching Summary

Academic Interests and Focus:
Symptom Science, Mixed Method, Quantitative Research Methods and Designs, Evidence Based Practice and Implementation Science, & Health Care Economics and Finance

Media Appearances

Best Nursing Educator of the Year (2014), Mpls St Paul Magazine, 2014

Professional Memberships

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




Selected Publications

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

Selected Grants

Award: Effects of mobilization patterns on spasticity symptom c
Principal Investigator: Bhimani, Rozina Hasanali
Award Dates: 2019 - 2020