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Oermann Assumes Lead Faculty Role of Nurse Education Program

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Marilyn Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing and director of Evaluation and Educational Research for Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), is now the lead faculty of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program’s Nurse Education major.

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.

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. She is also the editor of Nurse Educator and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality.

She lectures widely on writing for publication and nursing education topics. Oermann is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and National League for Nursing 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.

Oermann received her BSN from Pennsylvania State University and her MSN/Ed and DNP from the University of Pittsburgh.

She follows Terry Valiga, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, Professor Emerita, who led the program since 2008 and retired September 1, 2017.

The Nurse Education major at DUSON is designed to prepare individuals for the nurse educator role in academic or staff development settings.  

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Oermann on her new role!