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Carla Hermann PhD, RN

MSN Program Director

Life Sciences 222
Phone: (812) 941-2220


Carla Hermann, PhD, RN is Professor and MSN Program Director at Indiana University Southeast School of Nursing. Dr. Hermann has over 30 years of experience teaching nursing students at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. She was previously director of a PhD in nursing program at a research intensive university. She has been a Principal Investigator and co-Principal Investigator on numerous grants focused on spirituality, quality of life and symptom management in patients near the end of life. Dr. Hermann has been involved in numerous interprofessional educational endeavors. She was a co-investigator on a National Cancer Institute-funded project that designed, implemented and evaluated a comprehensive educational program for nursing, medical, social work and chaplaincy students. Her current project involves training interprofessional teams from across the United States in methods to design and implement programs to improve palliative care for individuals with cancer. Dr. Hermann’s volunteer work focuses on providing services for individuals with cancer and for hospice patients and their caregivers.

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Research
  • Masters

    • University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
    • Masters of Science in Nursing, Major in Nursing Education
  • Bachelors

    • University of Louisville, Louisville, USA
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Major in Nursing

Professional Interests


Nursing research; Nursing education; Oncology and palliative care; Adult nursing


Quality of life in patients near the end of life; Symptom management in advanced cancer patients; Spiritual needs of patients; Interprofessional Education 


Journal Articles

  • Hines-Martin, V., Starks, S., Hermann, C., Smith, M., & Chatman, J.M. (2019). Understanding culture in context: An important next step for patient emotional well-being and nursing. Nursing Clinics of North America, 54 (4), 609-623.
  • Hermann, C.P., Keeney, C.E., Looney, S.W. (2016). A longitudinal perspective of the symptom experience of patients with lung cancer near the end of life. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 18 (2), 100-107.
  • Hermann, C.P., Head, B.A., Black, K., & Singleton, K. (2016). Preparing nursing students for interprofessional practice: The interdisciplinary curriculum for oncology palliative care education. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32 (1), 62-71.

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