In UE's direct admission BSN program, students will engage in evidence-based, hands-on learning experiences in their freshman year.

Jerrilee LaMar PhD, RN, CNE

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  • C.N.E., (Certified Nurse Educator) American Association of the College of Nursing
  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  • M.S.N. University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
  • B.S.N. University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana


Jerrilee currently teaches the junior level nursing research course and junior level clinical courses. She also teaches a general education health and wellness course each semester and serves as an American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support Instructor.

Jerrilee has contributed chapters on cultural diversity to both the 7th Edition of “Basic Nursing” and the 8th Edition of “Fundamentals of Nursing” textbooks published by Mosby-Yearbook. She has also revised the study guides for the 7th Edition of “Clinical Nursing Fundamentals Study Guide” and was also invited to write the 600-item test bank for the 7th Edition of “Basic Nursing”.

Dr. LaMar’s research projects include a study that examined the self-assessment of competency within a professional development program on a surgical oncology unit at a local hospital. Dr. LaMar has also served as the University of Evansville site coordinator for a national research study sponsored by the American Heart Association, the National League of Nursing, Laerdal and HeartCode that measured the retention of CPR skills in nursing students using an e-learning tool to teach CPR. She has also co-authored three journal articles that report findings of the study.

Dr. LaMar is a member of the University of Evansville Faculty Senate, serves as a faculty advisor for the professional student nurse organization (SNAP) on the UE campus and is the Vice President for Eta Lambda Chapter of the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International. For the past six she has sat on the board of directors for the Evansville YWCA, and has also served as a YWCA Live Y’rs Mentor.

Dr. LaMar is also active on her farm in Poseyville, Indiana, raising registered Alpine dairy goats and producing artisan cheeses and soap products from goat’s milk from her home-based business, Artisan Homestead.

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