• IRB Chair of Biomedical Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Nursing
Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences

About Me

I was the Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator for over ten years, and in the fall of 2023, I transitioned to part-time in the FNP Program. In the program, I primarily teach health assessment and clinical courses. In addition, I mentor faculty in their role as DNP Project Chair and regularly shepherd doctoral students through their capstone work. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and traveling.

Why I’m At Mary

Since 2013, I have treasured seeing students grow in knowledge and confidence, and their transition to colleague after graduation. Mission work has also been a wonderful experience. Bringing medical care to the people of rural Peru with University of Mary students and faculty four times was life changing. The University of Mary is such a warm and welcoming community!


My clinical experience includes pain management and rehabilitation, emergency and trauma care, primary care, correctional medicine, and rural health. I currently practice part-time in urgent care.

Most recently, I served as the North Dakota State Representative for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. I have published several articles in the Journal of Professional Nursing and presented at many regional, national, and international conferences.

Some of my recent awards include the 2017 North Dakota Legendary Nurse Award for Faculty Achievement, the 2018-2019 University of Mary Graduate Nursing Excellence in Instruction Award, the top 5 most read articles in Contemporary Clinic, and the 2022 AANP State Award for NP Advocacy.

Arends, R. & Herman, J. (2020). "Improving Health Policy Competency through Collaboration and Enhanced Curriculum Delivery," Journal of Professional Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.09.010

Gatewood, E., Broholm, C., Herman, J., & Yingling, C. (2019) "Making the Invisible Visible: Implementing an Implicit Bias Activity in Nursing Education," Journal of Professional Nursing. 35(6): 447-451.

Herman, J.  (2019) "Family Nurse Practitioner," Careers in Nursing. Amenia, NY: Salem House Press.

Herman, J. (2019) "Identifying and Properly Treating Hepatitis C are Keys to a Cure," Contemporary Clinic. 5(5): 76-77.

Herman, J. (2018) "Diabetic Ketoacidosis: What Goes up Must Eventually Come Down," (featured cover article). Contemporary Clinic. 4(5): 64-65.

Herman, J. (2017) "Say Ahh: Acute Pharyngitis Diagnosis and Management," (featured cover article). Contemporary Clinic. 3(6): 75-77.

Herman, J. (2017) "Prescriptive Authority Update," Contemporary Clinic. 3(3): 18-19.

Broholm, C., Gatewood, E., Herman, J., & Yingling, C. (2019) "Implicit Bias Awareness in NP Education: Making the Invisible Visible," National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties' 45th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Arends, R. & Herman, J. (2018) "Preparing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to Impact Population Health through Health Policy Curriculum," Sigma Theta Tau 29th International Research Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

Herman, J. (2018) "APRN Job Search for the New Graduate," ANCC 2018 Fall Webinar Series. Virtual Presentation. 

Herman, J. (2018) "Student Opportunities for Service Learning in Peru," Kappa Upsilon Chapter Fall Conference, Bismarck, ND.

Yingling, C., Crowley-Koschnitzki, C., Broholm, C., Herman, J., & Hamrick, A. (2017) "Navigating the Minefield on the Journey to Leadership in NP Education," National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties' 43rd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Herman, J. (2017) "Respiracion artifical and la funcion de enfermera especialista," el Primer Seminario de Actualization de Medica, Ayaviri, Peru.

Herman, J. (2016) "Regional Meeting: Region 8," American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, San Antonio, TX.


DNP: University of Minnesota, 2012
MS (Nursing/FNP): College of St. Scholastica, 2011
BA (Nursing): Augustana University, 2007