Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Oermann’s scholarship focuses on nursing education, with an emphasis on studies of the nursing literature. Her current research is on predatory publishing in nursing. Dr. Oermann is the author or co-author of 34 books (many of which have won national awards), more than 220 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and a wide variety of other publications. Her current books include Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education (7th ed., 2025), Writing for Publication in Nursing (5th ed., 2024), Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing (6th ed., 2023), Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development (3rd ed., 2022), and A Systematic Approach to Evaluation of Nursing Programs (2023). In addition, she edited 6 volumes of the Annual Review of Nursing Education. Dr. Oermann is the Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator. She is past editor of the Journal of Nursing Care Quality and 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, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing from the International Academy of Nursing Editors, and the NLN President's Award.
In 2023, the National League for Nursing named a new award in her honor: the NLN Marilyn H. Oermann Award for Distinguished Research in Nursing Education, to recognize an individual or team that has generated an evidentiary base for the science of nursing education.