Dieu-My Thi TranSchool of Health and Human Services
Dr. Tran joined National University’s SHHS Department of Nursing in 2015 as an Assistant Professor. Since then she has been teaching Pharmacology and Nursing Theory courses to pre licensure BSN students on the Rancho Bernardo Campus. She received her BSN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Lincoln, NE) and her PhD from UNMC as well (Omaha, NE). During her doctoral studies she worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Cancer Survivor Communication Study. She participated in an R01 grant related to the Rural Women Study and published an article as first author during her doctoral studies. In addition she completed more than 535 hours with patients in the Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Adult and Illness Experience. Clinically she has worked as a Medical-Surgical/Telemetry staff nurse in addition to caring for outpatients seen in primary health care office practice settings. The primary focus of Dr. Tran’s emerging program of research is on beginning to identify and measure college students’ knowledge and perceptions of risk factors related to cardiovascular disease. She has received funding to support her research from multiple sources including the Research Award from the Pi Gamma Chapter of STT International (2014), the Nellie House Craven Scholarship for an Academic Nursing Career (2012-2014), and the Christine Heide Sorenson Excellence in Nursing Fund Fellowship Award (2014-2015). Dr. Tran also received the UNMC College of Nursing Dean’s Award for her MNRS Research Poster Presentation. Related to her research, she has several peer-reviewed, data-based publications and has presented her research at various conferences.
Most Recent Publications
Tran, D.T., Zimmerman, L.M., Kupzyk, K.A., Shurmur, S.W., Pullen, C.H. & Yates, B.C. (In Review). Cardiovascular risk factors among college students: Knowledge, perception, and risk assessment. Journal of American College Health.
Tran, D.T., Kupzyk, K.A., & Zimmerman, L.M. (In Review). Identifying Cardiovascular Risk Factors among College Students utilizing Co-occurrence and Cluster Analysis Techniques. Journal of American College Health.
Tran, D.T., Zimmerman, L.M. & Kupzyk, K.A. (In press). Validation of the knowledge and perception of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Questionnaires for College Students. Journal of Nursing Measurement.
Tran, D.T., Pullen, C.H., Zimmerman, L.M. & Hageman, P.A. (2015). Do modifiable cardiovascular risk factors differ by rural classification in women who enroll in a weight loss intervention? Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 15(1), 42-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.14574/ojrnhc.v.15i1.339.
Tran, D.T. & Zimmerman, L.M. (2014). Cardiovascular risk factors in young adults: A literature review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 30(4), 298-310. doi:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000150
November 2015 - Cardiovascular Risk Factors among College Students: Knowledge, Perception, and Risk Assessment. Symposium Presentation at Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International for the 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV.
April 2015 - Cardiovascular Risk Factors among College Students: Knowledge, Perception, and Risk Assessment. Poster Presentation at Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS), Indianapolis, IN.
February 2015- Cardiovascular Risk Factors among College Students: Knowledge, Perception, and Risk Assessment. Symposium Presentation at Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Pi At-Large Chapter 2015 Winter Program, Omaha, NE.
November 2014 - Cardiovascular Risk Factors among College Students: Knowledge, Perception, and Risk Assessment. Research presentation at University of Nebraska-Lincoln Health Center, Lincoln, NE.
September 2012 - BSN to PhD Program. Guest speaker at General Faculty Meeting, Omaha, NE.
2015 College of Nursing Dean’s Award for MNRS Research Poster Presentation
2014-2015 Christine Heide Sorensen Excellence in Nursing Fund Fellowship Award recipient
2014 Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, Pi Gamma Chapter Research Award
2012-2014 Nellie House Craven Scholarship for an Academic Nursing Career, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing recipient
2006-2008 University of Nebraska- Lincoln NU-PATHS recipient
2007-2008 University of Nebraska- Lincoln UCARE Research funding
2006 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Honor Convocation
Anatomy & Physiology
Pharmacology for Nurses
Nursing Theories and Models
Foundations of Nursing Practice
School of Health and Human Services