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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, lead faculty for the Nursing Education major 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 19 books (several of which won national awards), more than 160 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 (5th ed., 2018), and Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum Development (2nd ed., 2018). She is the editor of 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

  • 2017 || Distinguished Member, Duke AHEAD
  • 2017 || Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • 2016 || Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 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

  • 2018 -- Oermann, M.H., Shellenbarger, T., & Gaberson, K.B. Clinical teaching strategies in nursing 2018
  • 2018 -- Oermann, M.H., De Gagne, J.C., & Phillips, B.C. Teaching in nursing and role of the educator: The complete guide to best practice in teaching, evaluation, and curriculum development 2018
  • 2017 -- PubMed # : 28377681 von Isenburg, M. and Lee, L. S. and Oermann, M. H. Writing Together to Get AHEAD: an interprofessional boot camp to support scholarly writing in the health professions. J Med Libr Assoc. 105(2); 167-172 PMC5370609
  • 2017 -- PubMed # : 27314483 Oermann, M. H. Reflections on Clinical Teaching in Nursing. Nurse Educ. 41(4); 165
  • 2017 -- PubMed # : 27548316 Oermann, M. H. Thinking About Teaching in Nursing. Nurse Educ. 41(5); 217-8
  • 2017 -- PubMed # : 27906819 Oermann, M. H. Preparing Nurse Faculty: It's for Everyone. Nurse Educ. 42(1); 1
  • 2017 -- PubMed # : 27922998 Mitchell, L. J. and Oermann, M. Hiring and Retaining Home Care Nurses. Home Healthc Now. 35(1); 43-47
  • 2017 -- PubMed # : 28207481 Oermann, M. H. Student Evaluations of Teaching: There Is More to Course Evaluations Than Student Ratings. Nurse Educ. 2017 42(2); 55-56
  • 2017 -- Oermann, M. H. Writing manuscripts about quality improvement: SQUIRE 2.0 and beyond Author Resource Review. 2017
  • 2017 -- Oermann, M.H., & Conklin, J.L. CiteScore and nursing journals Nurse Author & Editor. 2017 27(2); 3

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

Marilyn Oermann recently received the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) Silver Award in the Best Commentary category for her editorial entitled "Student Evaluations of teaching: There is More to Course Evaluations Than Student Ratings." 

The editorial was published in the March-April 2017 edition of Nurse Educator. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A large showing of DUSON faculty members recently presented at the National Nurse Educator Summit in Salt Lake City, sponsored by ATI Nursing. The National Nurse Educator Summit features nursing professionals from across the country who share a passion for education and lifelong learning.

Faculty members who presented: 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Marilyn Oermann recently delivered the keynote address on "Assessing Competence: Students and Faculty" at the Annual NAHPE Nurse Educator Institute held in Branson, MO. She also gave two other speeches at the conference entitled "Assessing Student Clinical Competence" and "Maintaining Competence in Clinical Skills: Need for Practice."

Monday, April 16, 2018

Marilyn Oermann, Sathya Amarasekara and colleagues recently published an article entitled "Quality of Author Guidelines in Nursing Journals" in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Marilyn Oermann recently delivered the Suzanne H. Brouse Lecture entitled "Developing the Science of Nursing Education" at the University of Michigan School of Nursing Research Day in Ann Arbor, MI. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

PhD alumna Allison A. Lewinski and Marilyn Oermann recently published an article entitled "Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers" in Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 

Abstract

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Marilyn Oermann recently delivered the keynote speech entitled "Evidence-based Teaching in Nursing: What's New and What's Missing" at the University of Maryland Institute for Nurse Educators Conference in Baltimore, MD. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Marilyn Oermann and colleagues including staff member Sathya Amarasekara recently published an article entitled "Guidance Provided to Authors on Citing and Formatting References in Nursing Journals" in Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Margaret Bush, Sharron Rushton and Marilyn Oermann recently published an article entitled "Considerations for Developing a Student Evaluation of Teaching Form" in Teaching and Learning in Nursing. Co-authors include Jamie Conklin, Duke Medical Center Librarian. 

Abstract

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Duke University School of Nursing’s Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 8th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 22 and 23. This year’s theme is “The Science of Learning.”

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