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About Melinda Hermanns, PhD, RN, PMH-BC, CNE, PN/FCN, ANEF

Positions

2020 - Present Professor, University of Texas at Tyler ‐ Nursing
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2017 - 2021 MSN Program Director, University of Texas at Tyler Nursing
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2014 - 2020 Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Texas at Tyler
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2008 - 2014 Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Tyler Nursing
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2000 - 2008 Clinical Instructor and Coordinator, University of Texas at Tyler Nursing
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Grants

2021 - Present Caregivers and Person's with Parkinson's Disease Stigma Experience: A Multiple Case Study
Institute for Integrated Healthcare
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Beth Mastel-Smith (PI)
$474.00
2021 - Present Fostering Quality of Life in Individuals with Parkinson’s through Telehealth Wellness Sessions
Parkinson's Foundation
Community Grant
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Julie Hebert (PI), Justine Faghihifar (Co-PI), X Neil Dong (Co-PI)
$11,450.00
2021 - Present Promoting Online Physical Activity in Parkinson's Physical and Wellness Program to Measure and Improve Participation and Activity Levels to Address Fatigue
College of Nursing and Health Sciences - University of Texas at Tyler
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Julie Hebert (PI)
$5,000.00
2019 - Present INTUNE: Academic-Practice Partnerships Providing Immersive Clinical Traineeships in Rural/Medically Underserved Areas for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Students
HRSA Award
Role: Other
Colleague(s): Carol Rizer (PI), Sandra Petersen (Other), Amy Roberts (Other)
$2,800,000.00
2020 - 2021 Living with Parkinson’s Disease Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
Institute for Integrated Healthcare
Role: PI
$426.00
2018 - 2019 Tyler Cardiac: A Pharmacovigilance Tool to Improve Prescription Drug Safety
The University of Texas at Tyler
Presidential Interdisciplinary Grant
Role: PI
Colleague(s): Robert Schumaker (PI), Michael Veronin (PI), Cheryl Parker
$17,000
2017 - 2017 Engaging Persons with Parkinson’s Disease in Physical Activity using Activity Trackers and an Online Support Group: A Feasibility Study
Sigma Theta International Honor Society of Nursing, Beta Alpha Chapter, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Texas Christian University
Role: PI
Colleague(s): Barbara Haas
$2,959.70
2017 - 2017 Impact of Tai Chi on Peripheral Neuropathy Revisited: A Mixed Methods Study
Institute for Integrated Healthcare
Role: PI
$470.00
2017 - 2017 Improving the Physical Activity of Persons with Neurological Disorders - Exercise and PD training for the East Texas Community
The Institute for Integrated Healthcare Research
Gary Z. Sobol Parkinson’s Network – GZSPN
Role: PI
$2,200
2016 - 2016 Engaging Persons with Parkinson’s Disease in Physical Activity using Activity Trackers and Online Social Media: A Feasibility Study
American Nurses Foundation (ANF)
Role: PI
Colleague(s): Barbara Haas
$4,734.95
2016 - 2016 Interdisciplinary Peer to Peer Mentorship
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Beta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Research Award
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): J. Post (PI); B. Deal (Co-PI); V. Jowell
$1,500
2014 - 2014 Exercise Therapy in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy
College of Nursing and Health Sciences Intramural Research Award Committee
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Arturo Arce-Esquivel; Barbara Haas
$5,000
2014 - 2014 Spirituality and Parkinson’s Disease: The Untold Story
Iota Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Role: PI
$1,000
2013 - 2013 Effects on an 8-Week Exercise Training Intervention on Functional Tests in Elderly Female Cancer Survivors
Stinson Bequest Funding
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Barbara Haas; Joyce Ballard; L. Rath
$7,000
2012 - 2012 PD and Photovoice
Iota Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Role: PI
$500.00
2009 - 2009 Caregiving: A concept analysis
Iota Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Role: PI
Colleague(s): B. Mastel-Smith
$1,000
2008 - 2008 CARE: Caregiving through Research and Education
Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Alpha Chapter
Hogstel Gerontological Nursing Research Award
Role: Co-Investigator
$5,000
2007 - 2007 The Illness Experience of Persons with Parkinson’s Disease
Speros Martel Scholarship for the Aging
Speros Martel Scholarship Endowment for the Aging
2006 - 2006 Pilot – “The Illness Experience of Persons with Parkinson’s Disease
Iota Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
Iota Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
$500.00
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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Mentors: Drs. Mastel-Smith and Hermanns for Honors student - The John Britt Award for best poster, Great Plains Honors Council conference - 2021
  • Faculty Mentors: Drs. Beth Mastel Smith and Melinda Hermanns for honors students - First Place Poster Sixth Annual Lyceum Research Showcase , UT Tyler Lyceum - 2021
  • Marquis Who's Who in America 75th Anniversary Edition, Marquis Who's Who - 2021
  • Notable Nurse of East Texas, Texas Nurses Association District 19 - 2021
  • Provost Mirmiran - Annual Report, The University of Texas at Tyler, 2020-2021
  • A Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, UT Tyler - Annual Report of Faculty Scholarship - September 2019 - August 2020
  • Teaching Award, College of Nursing and Health Sciences - 2018-2019
  • University of Texas at Tyler Executive Leadership Fellow, The University of Texas at Tyler - 2019
  • Academy of Nursing Education Fellow (ANEF), National League for Nursing - 2019
  • DAISY Award Faculty Nominee, The University of Texas at Tyler - 2018-2019
  • Teaching Fellow, The University of Texas at Tyler’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers, The University of Texas at Tyler - 2019
  • Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) Fellow, American Association of Colleges of Nursing - 2018
  • Excellence in Nursing Research Award, Sigma, Iota Nu at-Large Chapter - 2018
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who – 2018
  • Parkinson’s Foundation Alumni Nurse Scholar, Parkinson's Foundation - Edmond J. Safron Visiting Nurse Faculty Scholar Program - 2018
  • Texas Xi Alpha Chi Outstanding Faculty – November 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 – October 2018
  • UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library Crystal Quill Award – February, 2018
  • Excellence in Nursing Research Award. Sigma, Iota Nu at-Large Chapter – April 2017
  • Nominated for the Daisy Nursing Award – December 2017
  • Beta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau award recipient – 2017
  • Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty by Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and Universities - 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Texas Alpha Xi Chapter of Alpha Chi – 2015
  • Iota Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Online Poster Award, Iota Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau – 2013
  • Development of the ETAPDA Logo, East Texas Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (ETAPDA) – 2012
  • Innovation Award, East Texas Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (ETAPDA) – 2012
  • Research Award, Iota Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing – 2012
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award , Corporation for National and Community Service from President Obama - 2011
  • Excellence in Research, Iota Nu Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing – 2010
  • Innovation Teaching Award, Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE) – 2010
  • 2010 Distinguished Young Alumni Award, The University of Texas at Tyler – 2010
  • Outstanding Faculty, Texas Xi Chapter Alpha Chi Honor Society – 2004
  • Outstanding Distance Educator Recognition, North East Texas Consortium and Centers for Education Technology – 2003
  • Partner Scholarship, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – 2003
  • Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International – 1998
  • All American Scholar - 1998

Courses

  • ALHS 3362: Behavioral Medicine
  • NURS 6312: Theory Construction and Evaluation
  • NURS 6330: Quantitative Research Design
  • NURS 5321: Health Policy for Population Health
  • NURS 5324: Nursing Informatics
  • NURS 5329: Nurse Educator Role Strategies and Practicum
  • NURS 5328: Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • NURS 5327: Nursing Education Curriculum
  • NURS 5202: Capstone II
  • NURS 3310: Health Assessment
  • NURS 3205: Nursing Concepts and Theories
  • NURS 3333: Nursing Research
  • NURS 3513: Psychiatric/Mental Health

Education

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2008 Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ‐ Nursing
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1998 M.S.N, University of Texas at Tyler ‐ Nursing
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1995 B.S.N., University of Texas at Tyler ‐ Nursing
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1992 A.D.N., Tyler Junior College ‐ Nursing
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