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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

  • 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

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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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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.

Friday, May 13, 2016

News and Observer readers recently nominated more than 100 outstanding nurses for its Celebrate Nursing special issue in the May 8 edition of the Sunday paper. The special issue was in honor of Nurses Week.

Faculty members Donna Biederman, Marilyn Oermann and Beth Phillips were nominated and ABSN clinical instructor Jennifer Farmer was one out of 10 to receive special recognition by the North Carolina Nurses Association as an extraordinary nurse.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Marilyn Oermann conducted a workshop on "Best Practices in Clinical Teaching and Evaluation," which was sponsored by the Arizona Nurses Association and the Arizona League for Nursing in Phoenix, Arizona.

She also conducted a webinar entitled "Evidence to Guide Your Teaching in Nursing" for NurseTim, Inc.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A mix of anxiousness, nervousness and excitement filled room 1103 at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) last week as five contestants stood before a panel of shark investors to present their projects that could enhance the quality of life for patients and bring pioneering methods to clinical practice, education and research.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Editor's Note: Chancellor Washington and Dean Marion Broome presented two additional awards during the Awards Ceremony. Barbara Turner, PhD, RN, FAAN, received the Distinguished Faculty Award  and former Dean Mary T. Champagne, PhD, RN, FAAN, who will be retiring this year received an award of Special Recognition.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Marilyn Oermann presented the opening address at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master's Education Conference. Her speech was entitled "Are Nurse Faculty Prepared for Their Role?"

Friday, February 26, 2016

Marilyn Oermann recently presented at two university-sponsored conferences. The first was held at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Oermann conducted a workshop for nursing faculty on "Writing for Publication."

The second was held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she presented a seminar on the nursing education scholarship for doctoral students.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Marilyn Oermann spoke on "Maintaining Competence in Clinical Skills and the Need for Practice" for the General Session at the Elsevier Faculty Development Conference.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sharon Hawks, Kathleen Turner, Anne Derouin, Remi Hueckel, Marilyn Oermann and former Research and Education Librarian and Liaison for the School of Nursing Adrianne Leonardelli co-authored an article entitled "Writing Across the Curriculum: Strategies to Improve the Writing Skills of Nursing Students" in the November issue of the Nursing Forum.

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