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School of Nursing

Melinda  Hermanns PhD, RN, BC, CNE

Melinda  Hermanns PhD, RN, BC, CNE

Title: Associate Professor with Tenure
Department: School of Nursing
Building: BRB 2125
Phone: 903.566.7094


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PhD - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

MSN - The University of Texas at Tyler

BSN - The University of Texas at Tyler


Courses Taught:
Undergraduate Courses: Psychiatric/Mental Health, Nursing Research, Community Health, Concepts and Theories, Health Assessment; RN to BSN (MINE) Course: Professional Transitions; Health and Kinesiology: Behavioral Medicine, Graduate Courses: Nursing Education Curriculum Development, Evaluation in Nursing Education, Nurse Educator Role Strategies and Practicum (MSN Education courses); Health Care Informatics, Health Policy for Population Health, Capstone II. Quantitative Research Design (doctorate courses).

Research Interests:
I have always valued research and considered it to be an integral component of my faculty role. In my dual role as both a nurse and a faculty member, I value expert practice in nursing and education; therefore, I chose two foci for my program of research exploring both clinical practice as well as educational excellence. Chronic Illness (Parkinson’s disease and Cancer), and Nursing Education.


  • Recipient of the first Iota Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Online Poster competition – submitted “CARE” Poster (Mastel Smith and Hermanns) - April 2013
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award 2011 and 2012.
  • East Texas Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (ETAPDA) – Innovation Award - Co-Creator and Developer of the ETAPDA Chapter logo - December 2012
  • Innovation Teaching Award - “Nurturing Dimensions of Caring through a Clinically Simulated Suicide” Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE) - 2010
  • Distinguished Young Alumni - The University of Texas at Tyler - September, 2010
  • Excellence in Research - Iota Nu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing – May 2010
  • Outstanding Faculty - Texas Xi Chapter, Alpha Chi Honor Society – November 2004
  • Outstanding Distance Educator Recognition, North East Texas Consortium and Centers for Education Technology – August 2003
  • Partner Scholarship, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – 2003-2007
  • Magna Cum Laude, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas – Fall 1995


All American Scholar
Alpha Chi Honor Society
Marquis Who’s Who in America
Marquis Who’s Who in American Nursing
Marquis Who’s Who in American Women
Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
Marquis Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
Marquis Who’s Who in the World
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Who’s Who Among American Nurses, June 2005
United Who’s Who Executive Registry – Listed in the 2002-2003 Text and Online Edition

 “Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” Confucious, 450 BC