Party affiliation: Republican
Polly Gerber Zimmermann, American emergency nurse. Registered Nurse, Illinois; certified emergency nurse; certified American Council of Learned Societies, Pouch Attachment Ladder System, ENPC, Trauma Nursing Core Course, NALS, trauma nurse specialist, instructor ENPC, breath alcohol technician. Executive Nurse fellow Commonwealth Fund, 1993; named Distinguished Writer Sigma Theta Tau, 2000-2002.
Staff nurse medical-surgical Columbus Hospital, Chicago, 1977-1980, assistant head nurse, 1980-1981, staff nurse neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 1981-1982, staff nurse emergency department, 1983-1990, clinical nurse director emergency department, 1990-1992. Staff nurse emergency department and occupational health Swedish Covenant Hospital, 1992—2000. Associate nurse American Airlines, 1996—2001.
Senior course manager National Center for Advanced Medical Education, Chicago, 1997. Associate director national headquarters Alzheimer's Association, 1998. Professor Harry S. Truman College, since 1998.
Psychiatric nurse Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, 1983-1984. Staff triage nurse Michael Reese health maintenance organization, 1986-1990. Presenter in field.
- Nursing Management Secrets, 1e
- This book provides a basic overview of key areas that a nurse manager needs to know in order to manage effectively.
Editor: Nursing Management Secrets, 2002. Co-editor: Nursing Triage Secrets. Associate editor, manager Manager's Forum.
Section editor, member editorial board Journal Emergency Nursing. Contributor chapters to books, articles to Journal Emergency Nursing, Nursing, others. Member editorial board Journal Emergency Nursing.
Course co-director American Red Cross Ventures, Chicago, 1998. Chairperson science review panel Ecole nationale d'administration Foundation Education. Member of American Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association (member clinical practice for certified 1993, national board directors since 2004, Certified Emergency Nurse test item writer, Certified Emergency Nurse exam construction review committee, delegate and speaker science assembly, Certified Emergency Nurse test examiner, test item reviewer NCLEX, annual member science assembly, director-at-large, National League for Nursing, excelsier regents, Gary Sparger Memorial scholar 1994, ENF Leadership Graduate Nursing Education scholar 1994), Delta Epsilon Sigma, Sigma Theta Tau (secretary 1995-1996, president 1998—2000, past president 2001, Grace Peterson scholar 1994).