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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 the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing and director of evaluation and educational research at Duke University 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 18 books (several of which won national awards), more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and a wide variety of other publications. Her current books include Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education (5th ed., 2017), Writing for Publication in Nursing (3rd ed., 2015), 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). She is the editor of a new book, A Systematic Approach to Assessment and Evaluation of Nursing Programs (2017), and she edited six volumes of the Annual Review of Nursing Education. Dr. Oermann is the editor of Nurse Educator and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. She is past editor of Nurse Author & Editor. She lectures widely on writing for publication and nursing education topics.

Dr. Oermann is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. She received the NLN Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research, the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award.

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 || Thelma M. Ingles 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 # : 26534870 Hawks, S. J. and Turner, K. M. and Derouin, A. L. and Hueckel, R. M. and Leonardelli, A. K. and Oermann, M. H. Writing Across the Curriculum: Strategies to Improve the Writing Skills of Nursing Students. Nurs Forum. November, 2015 Epub ahead of print
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26479355 Oermann, M. H. Innovation in Nursing Education: What Outcomes? Nurse Educ. November-December, 2015 40(6); 271-2
  • 2015 -- Rizzolo, M. A. and Kardong-Edgren, S. and Oermann, M. H. and Jeffries, P. R. The National League for Nursing Project to Explore the Use of Simulation for High-Stakes Assessment: Process, Outcomes, and Recommendations" Nursing Education Perspectives. September 11, 2015 36(5); 299-303
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25693068 Oermann, M. H. Technology and teaching innovations in nursing education: engaging the student. Nurse Educ. Mar-Apr, 2015 40(2); 55-6
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26247659 Derouin, A. L. and Hueckel, R. M. and Turner, K. M. and Hawks, S. J. and Leonardelli, A. K. and Oermann, M. H. Use of Workshops to Develop Nurses' and Nursing Students' Writing Skills. J Contin Educ Nurs. 46(8); 364-9
  • 2015 -- Oermann, M. H. and Lynn, M. R. and Agger, C. A. Hiring intentions of directors of nursing programs related to DNP- and PhD-prepared faculty and roles of faculty Journal of Professional Nursing. Epub ahead of print June 23, 2015
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25612512 Fenn, H. and Carman, M. and Oermann, M. Vertical patient flow: is it safe and effective? J Emerg Nurs. May, 2015 41(3); 240-1; quiz 269
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25830618 Vesterlund, M. and Granger, B. and Thompson, T. J. and Coggin 3rd, C. and Oermann, M. H. Tailoring your heart failure project for success in rural areas. Qual Manag Health Care. April-June, 2015 24(2); 91-5
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25468308 Oermann, M. H. and Molloy, M. A. and Vaughn, J. Use of deliberate practice in teaching in nursing. Nurse Educ Today. April, 2015 35(4); 535-6
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25693074 Oermann, M. H. Resources at nurse educator web site. Nurse Educ. Mar-Apr, 2015 40(2); 95

Pages

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

Pages

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Marilyn Oermann recently published the fifth edition of "Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education" with Springer Publishing.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sharon Hawks, Kathleen Turner, Anne Derouin, Rémi Hueckel, Marilyn Oermann along with former DUSON Research and Education Librarian and Liaison Adrianne Leonardelli published an article entitled "Writing Across the Curriculum: Strategies to Improve the Writing Skills of Nursing Students" in the Nursing Forum.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Marilyn Oermann, Jamie Conklin, Kathleen Ashton, Alison Edie, and Sathya Amarasekara recently published an article entitled "Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals" in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Co-authors included Susan Budinger from Duke Office of Clinical Research and Editors Leslie Nicoll and Peggy Chinn.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Terry Valiga and Marilyn Oermann were selected to serve as mentors for the 2016-2017 Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (ENFLA) by Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Marilyn Oermann published an article entitled "Towards an Evidence-Based Methodology for High-Stakes Evaluation of Nursing Student's Clinical Performance Using Simulation" in the October issue of the Teaching & Learning in Nursing. Co-authors include Suzan Kardong-Edgren fro Robert Morris University and Mary Rizzolo for National League for Nursing.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Marilyn Oermann was featured in a blog post entitled "You cited which paper? Reference errors are more common than many realize" with Retraction Watch. Oermann was interviewed for the post because she has studied the problem of authors making critical mistakes in their list of reference as it relates to nursing literature.

Click here to read the article.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Several DUSON faculty members including Dean Marion E. Broome, Terry Valiga and Marilyn Oermann attended the 2016 National League for Nursing Education Summit along with Duke University Health System (DUHS) leaders including Mary Ann Fuchs to support Jennie De Gagne and Valerie Sabol who were inducted as fellows.

DUHS was also designated and recognized as one of the NLN Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Marilyn Oermann was recently selected as the 2016-2017 recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize an experienced faculty member who systematically investigates questions related to student learning and the conditions under which it occurs in order to improve outcomes.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Maryilyn Oermann gave the keynote address on "Publishing the Best Practices for QSEN" at the 2016 QSEN National Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The conference theme was "The New Frontier: Forging Partnerships for Lifelong Learning in Quality and Safety."

Friday, May 27, 2016

Marilyn Oermann is the editor of a new book entitled "A Systematic Approach to Assessment and Evaluation of Nursing Programs."

She also conducted a workshop on "Writing for Publication in Nursing" that was sponsored by the University of Kentucky.

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