As Associate Chief Nursing Officer of the Office of Research and Innovation, Dr. Albert administers and provides research and innovation services throughout Cleveland Clinic, a multicenter system. She conducts her own program of research and mentors nurses in research and evidence-based practice. Her heart failure programs of research have two themes: (1) understanding bio-behavioral issues that impact self-care adherence and clinical outcomes and (2) improving conformity to recommended care advocated in national guidelines. Nancy is also an external consultant and educator to nurses and healthcare teams wishing to promote evidence-based nursing practices, nursing research and innovative thinking.
Dr. Albert also serves as a clinical nurse specialist in advanced heart failure within an ambulatory heart failure clinic on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH. She is a clinical educator and consultant to graduate students and hospital and ambulatory nurses regarding heart failure, cardiac or intensive care topics.
She is widely published with over 350 peer-reviewed publications in medical and nursing journals and 27 book chapters. She is editor and chapter author of the 2016 book titled: Building and Sustaining a Hospital-Based Nursing Research Program and the first author of the 6th edition of Quantum Leadership, that was published in October 2020. Dr. Albert presents regionally, nationally and internationally and is actively involved on steering committees, work groups and task forces of many healthcare organizations that are focused on leadership and innovation themes and improving quality of care and clinical outcomes of patients with heart failure or cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Albert serves as the 2020-2021 President of the Heart Failure Society of America, a national multidisciplinary organization. Nancy received the Nursing Leadership Award by the Heart Failure Society of America in September 2018, Healthcare Volunteer of the Year by the American Heart Association in June 2015, and Distinguished Research Lecturer by the American Association of Critical-care Nurses in May 2013. She has 4 fellowships, including the honor of being a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing since October 2015.