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Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing
Director of Evaluation and Educational Research
Phone: 
(919) 684-1623
Office: 
2049 Pearson Building

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing and Director of Evaluation and Educational Research at Duke University School of Nursing. She came to Duke from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was the Frances Hill Fox Term Distinguished Professor and Chair of Adult and Geriatric Health in the School of Nursing. Dr. Oermann’s scholarship focuses on nursing education, with an emphasis on both teaching and evaluation in nursing. With funding from the National League for Nursing (NLN) and Laerdal Medical, she is completing a multisite study on maintaining competence in CPR among nursing students. She recently completed a feasibility study on the use of simulation for high stakes testing.

Dr. Oermann is the author or co-author of 15 books (several of which won national awards), more than 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and a wide variety of other publications. Her current books include Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education (4th ed., 2014), Writing for Publication in Nursing (2nd ed., 2010), Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing (4th ed., 2015), and Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development (2015). Dr. Oermann is the editor of Nurse Educator and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. She is past editor of Nurse Author & Editor and the Annual Review of Nursing Education, and edited 6 volumes of that series. She lectures widely on writing for publication and nursing education topics.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program

Education

  • PhD - University of Pittsburgh
  • MSN/Ed - University of Pittsburgh
  • BSN - Pennsylvania State University

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 || Pauline Gratz Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2013 || Distinguished Visiting Professor, Jefferson School of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson
  • 2013 || Elizabeth Russell Bedford Founders Award for Excellence in Education, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2011 || Mary Killeen Endowed Visiting Scholar, Arizona State University
  • 2010 || Helen K. Grace Endowed Visiting Scholar, Michigan State University College of
  • 2009 || Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research, National League for Nursing
  • 2007 || Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education, National League for Nursing
  • 2004 || Distinguished Lectureship in Nursing Education, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing
  • 2002 || Myrtle Crawford Memorial Lecturer, University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing
  • 2000 || Charles H. Gershenon Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Wayne State University
  • 1999 || American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing
  • 1999 || Best Books of the Year Award, Doody’s Journal
  • 1999 || Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • 1999 || Distinguished Service Award, Michigan League for Nursing
  • 1998 || “Best Picks” Award, Top-Rated Books for 1998-1999, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 1997 || Excellence in Classroom Teaching, Wayne State University College of Nursing
  • 1995 || Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • 1993 || Alumni Award, Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing
  • 1993 || Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing
  • 1992 || Inducted as Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 1992 || Women of Wayne Staff/Faculty Recognition Award, Wayne State University
  • 1991 || President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Nursing Education

Areas of Interest

Evaluation and teaching in nursing
Writing and editing

Representative Publications

  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25535756 Oermann, M. H. and Leonardelli, A. K. and Turner, K. M. and Hawks, S. J. and Derouin, A. L. and Hueckel, R. M. Systematic review of educational programs and strategies for developing students' and nurses' writing skills. J Nurs Educ. January, 2015 54(1); 28-34
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25460156 Oermann, M. H. Celebrating our 40th year of publication: looking back, moving forward. Nurse Educ. Jan-Feb, 2015 40(1); 1-2
  • 2015 -- Oermann, M. H. Teaching in nursing and role of the educator: The complete guide to best practice in teaching, evaluation, and curriculum development 2015
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25468308 Oermann, M. H. and Molloy, M. A. and Vaughn, J. Use of deliberate practice in teaching in nursing. Nurse Educ Today. November, 2014 54(1); 28-34
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25291922 Morgan, J. C. and Oermann, M. H. and Pathman, D. E. and Lynn, M. R. and Konrad, T. R. and Farrar, B. D. and Barmon, C. An evaluation of state-based support-for-service programs targeting nurse faculty. Nurs Educ Perspect. October, 2014 35(5); 280-6
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25112017 Oermann, M. H. and Turner, K. and Carman, M. Preparing quality improvement, research, and evidence-based practice manuscripts. Urol Nurs. October, 2014 34(3); 113-9
  • 2014 -- Morgan, J. C. and Oermann, M. H. and Pathman D. E. and Lynn, M. R. and Konrad, T. R. and Farrar, B. D. and Barmon, C. An evaluation of state-based support-for-service programs targeting nurse faculty. Nursing Education Perspectives. September, 2014 35(5); 280-286
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25050562 Agger, C. A. and Oermann, M. H. and Lynn, M. R. Hiring and incorporating doctor of nursing practice-prepared nurse faculty into academic nursing programs. J Nurs Educ. 53(8); 439-46
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24834629 Oermann, M. H. and Turner, K. and Carman, M. Preparing quality improvement, research, and evidence-based practice manuscripts. Nurs Econ. June, 2014 32(2); 57-63, 69; quiz 64
  • 2014 -- Oermann, M. H. Journal impact factors: 'Tis the season. Nurse Author & Editor. June, 2014 24(2);

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Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Adaptive BLS Training: Optimizing Individual BLS Maintenance of Competence Training

    National League for Nursing
    CPR BLS
    10/2014 to 12/2016
  • Hiring Practices and Intentions of Directors of Nursing Programs Related to DNP and PhD-prepared Faculty

    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    5-47998
    07/2013 to 02/2015
  • Hiring Practices and Intentions of Directors of Nursing Programs Related to DNP- and PhD-prepared Faculty

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education
    07/2012 to 06/2014
    Role: Co-investigator
  • Enhancing Preceptor and Clinical Faculty Preparation Using Online, Self-Paced Modules with Emerging Technologies to Increase Capacity

    Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission
    07/2011 to 06/2014
    Role: Consultant
  • CPR Training for Nursing Students: Effects of Different Instructional Approaches

    National League for Nursing/Laerdal Medical Corporation/American Heart Association
    04/2011 to 12/2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Evaluation of Support-for-Service Programs Targeted at Nurse Faculty

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education
    10/2010 to 10/2012
    Role: Co-investigator
  • Simulation for High Stakes Evaluation

    National League for Nursing/Laerdal Medical Corporation
    03/2010 to 02/2013
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • CPR Training for Nursing Students: Effects of Different Instructional Approaches

    National League for Nursing/Laerdal Medical Corporation/American Heart Association
    09/2008 to 08/2010
  • Online Certificate in Clinical Teaching in Nursing

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-GA
    04/2008 to 12/2008
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Performance, satisfaction, and transition into practice of second degree graduates of nursing programs

    Fuld- Duke Grant
    08/2007 to 09/2008
    Role: Principal Investigator

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