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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. 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 17 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 (4th ed., 2014), 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). 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

  • 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 # : 25460156 Oermann, M. H. Celebrating our 40th year of publication: looking back, moving forward. Nurse Educ. Jan-Feb, 2015 40(1); 1-2
  • 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. July, 2015, Epub ahead of print
  • 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 # : 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 # : 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 # : 25693074 Oermann, M. H. Resources at nurse educator web site. Nurse Educ. Mar-Apr, 2015 40(2); 95
  • 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 -- Oermann, M. H. Teaching in nursing and role of the educator: The complete guide to best practice in teaching, evaluation, and curriculum development 2015

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

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Marilyn Oermann publishes article entitled "Hiring Intentions of Directors of Nursing Programs Related to DNP- and PhD-Prepared Faculty and Roles of Faculty" in the July issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Marilyn Oermann publishes an article entitled "Faculty openings, shortage, and mentoring in associate degree nursing programs" in the July 2015 issue of the Teaching and Learning in Nursing Journal. This journal is the official journal of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Marilyn Oermann recently conducted a workshop entitled "Writing for Publication: You Can Do It" for Kent State University College of Nursing and Delta Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Marilyn Oermann gave the keynote address entitled "Evaluating Clinical Competencies" at the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education Conference in Eugene, Ore.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Marilyn Oermann, Bradi Granger and DNP student Martha Vesterlund published an article entitled "Tailoring your heart failure project for success in rural areas" in the Quality Management in Healthcare journal.

Friday, March 13, 2015

The third edition of Writing for Publication in Nursing by Marilyn Oermann and Judy Hays, Associate Professor Emeritus of Nursing, has been published by Springer Publishing Company of New York, N.Y.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Faculty members Marilyn Oermann, Kathy Turner, Sharon Hawks, Anne Derouin and Remí Hueckel coauthored an article with Adrianne Leonardelli, DUMC liaison librarian for the School of Nursing, entitled "Systematic review of educational programs and strategies for developing students’ and nurses’ writing skills" that has been published in the Journal of Nursing Education.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

ABSN student Hannah Fenn coauthored an article with Meg Carman and Marilyn Oermann entitled "Vertical patient flow: Is it safe and effective?" that has been published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Marilyn Oermann was the Helen K. Grace Endowed Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University College of Nursing, East Lansing, Michigan. She gave a lecture on "Preparing Manuscripts for Journals: Strategies for Your Success."

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Marilyn Oermann, Margie Molloy and Jackie Vaughn published an editorial in Nurse Education Today about deliberate practice in nursing education.

Oermann, M.H., Molloy, M., & Vaughn, J. (2014). Use of deliberate practice in teaching in nursing. Nurse Education Today. 2014 Nov 27. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.11.007. [Epub ahead of print]

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