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.