UT Tyler

Nursing

Melinda Hermanns, PhD, RN, BC, CNE, PN/FCN, ANEF

Melinda Hermanns, PhD, RN, BC, CNE, PN/FCN, ANEF

Title: Associate Professor, MSN Program Director
Department: Nursing
Building: BRB 2105
Email: mhermanns@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7320

Degrees

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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

Biography

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. PhD Courses: Quantitative Research Design and please add Theory Construction and Evaluation after Quantitative Research Design.

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. 

 Awards/Honors: 

  • November 2018 Texas Xi Alpha Chi Outstanding Faculty   
  • October 2018 East Texas’ Healthcare Heroes – Nurses, The University of Texas at Tyler  
  • October 2018 Edmond J. Safron Visiting Nurse Faculty Scholar – Parkinson’s Foundation – the University of Alabama at Birmingham 
  • February, 2018 UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library Crystal Quill Award (February 28, 2018) 
  • April, 2017 Excellence in Nursing Research Award. Sigma, Iota Nu at-Large Chapter 
  • December, 2017 Nominated for the Daisy Nursing Award
  • April, 2017 Award recipient of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau – presentation at the induction ceremony – April 6, 2017
  • Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty by the Northeast Texas Consortium of College and Universities 2016
  • Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments at the second annual “Faculty and Staff Publications and Presentations Reception” at The University of Texas at Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library - 2016
  • Alpha Chi Outstanding Faculty Member - 2015
  • Outstanding Accomplishments at the first “Faculty and Staff Publications and Presentations Reception” at The University of Texas at Tyler Robert R. Muntz - 2015
  • 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

Other:

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


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