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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 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 18 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 (5th ed., 2017), 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). She is the editor of a new book, 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

  • 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 # : 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

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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

Pages

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Marilyn Oermann was the keynote speaker at the 12th annual Nursing Research Conference sponsored by Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich. Her presentation was on "Share the Knowledge: Posters, Presentations, and Publications."

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Marilyn Oermann and Jamie Conklin, research and education librarian and liaison for Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, and liaison for DUSON, publish an article entitled "CiteScore and nursing journals" in Nurse Author & Editor.

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Marilyn Oermann publishes an article entitled "Writing together to Get AHEAD: An interprofessional boot camp to support scholarly writing in the health professions" in the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Co-authors include Megan von Isenburg from the Duke Medical Library and Linda Lee for the Duke School of Medicine. This was their Duke AHEAD project.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Marilyn Oermann was the speaker at the NC Board of Nursing 14th Annual Education Summit. She conducted a workshop for participants on "Evidence to Guide Your Teaching and Assessment in Nursing Education."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Marilyn Oermann recently published an article entitled "Establishing inter- and intrarater reliability for high stakes testing using simulation" in the March/April issue of Nursing Education Perspectives. Co-authors include experts from Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania, the National League for Nursing, and Washington State University.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Marilyn Oermann was the keynote speaker at the California Associate Degree Nursing Deans and Directors Leadership Conference. Her presentation was entitled "Are Nurse Faculty Prepared for their Roles? What are the Gaps?" She also did a plenary session entitled "Gear Up for Program Evaluation."

Monday, February 27, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 7th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 30 and 31. This year’s theme is “Promoting Deeper Learning.”

Friday, February 10, 2017

Marilyn Oermann, Susan Silva, and  Duke University Hospital (DUH) leaders Pamela Edwards, Jean Rea, Ellen Hegarty, Judy Prewitt, David Turner, and Stephen DeMeo recently published an article entitled "Effect of Peer-to-Peer Nurse-Physician Collaboration on Attitudes Toward the Nurse-Physician Relationship" in the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. Other authors include Alisa Nagler with Duke School of Medicine and Mariah Rudd for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DNP alumna Christina Wright and Marilyn Oermann published an article entitled "

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Marilyn Oermann provided the education lecture entitled "Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship: What Competencies do you need?" for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing Lectureship series.

She was also the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Board of Nursing Day of Discussion and New Hampshire Action Coalition Summit. Her speech presented evidence to guide teaching and assessment in nursing education.

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