Bryan Wermers, M.S.N.

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Bryan Wermers is a Sioux Falls native who graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S.N. in 2000, Seton Hall University with an M.S.N. as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2009, the University of Missouri with a graduate certificate in Positive Psychology in 2021, and is pursuing a Ph. D. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is certified as a pediatric nurse and as a pediatric nurse practitioner. He has worked as a nurse in general pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, travel nursing and pediatric transport. As a nurse practitioner, he has worked with a pediatric hospitalist group, a pediatric surgery group, and a pediatric advocacy center regarding child abuse and neglect.

Bryan Wermers' teaching experience prior to being faculty at the University of Sioux Falls includes being an informal preceptor, leading advanced life support classes, a clinical instructor for the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and a clinical instructor for the University of Sioux Falls Department of Nursing.

Currently he is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (the International Honor Society of Nursing), the Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

He is married to Lisa, has two daughters, Emerson and Alexa, and has two dogs Tenley and Poppy. 

 

Bryan Wermers is a Sioux Falls native who graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S.N. in 2000, from Seton Hall University with an M.S.N. as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2009, and is currently enrolled at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for his PhD. He is certified as a pediatric nurse and a pediatric nurse practitioner. He has worked as a nurse in general pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, travel nursing in Minnesota and New Mexico and pediatric transport. As a nurse practitioner, he has worked with the Pediatric Hospitalist Department, a Pediatric Surgery Department, and with a child advocacy center.

He is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Sioux Falls where he teaches a variety of courses including Pediatrics, Medical/Surgical Nursing, Management, Leadership and Professional Issues, Cultural, Spiritual, and Ethical Nursing, and Nursing Capstone. His prior teaching experiences include being an informal preceptor, leading advanced life support classes, a clinical instructor for the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and a clinical instructor for the University of Sioux Falls Department of Nursing.

Currently, he is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (the International Honor Society of Nursing) and the Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

He loves spending time with his wife, Lisa, his daughters, Emerson and Alexa, and their dogs Tenley and Poppy. In his free time he enjoys fishing, camping and listening to a variety of music.

Education

  • M.S.N., Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Seton Hall University, 2009
  • B.S.N., Nursing, South Dakota State University, 2000

Courses Taught

  • NUR305 - Cultural, Spiritual, and EthicalDimensions of Holistic Care
  • NUR342 - Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • NUR431 - Nursing Capstone
  • NUR447 - Pediatric Nursing
  • NUR451 - Management, Leadership & Prof.Issues

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau

International Honor Society of Nursing.

CPNP-PC

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care

CPN

Certified Pediatric Nurse

Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota

State Association of Nurse Practitioners.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

National Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Simulation
  • Leadership and Professional Issues

Research

Currently researching the Academic Performance Impact of Educational Sleep Interventions on Senior Baccalaureate Nursing Students

Scholarships and Creative Work

Presentations
  • Wermers, B. (2020, July 6-10). The academic performance impact of educational sleep interventions on traditional BSN students [Poster presentation]. Nurse Educator's Conference in the Rockies, Copper Mountain, CO, United States. https://www.necintherockies.com/
  • Wermers, B. (2019). Advance Practice Registered Nursing. [Presentation]. Career and Technical Education Academy. Sioux Falls, SD, United States
  • Fahrenwald, N.L., Alexander, M., Arends, R., Berkland, D., Buell, T., Cahill, M., Damgaard, G., Fotsch, R., Gibson, N., Hunhoff, J., Kinsman, K., Livanos, N., Rooks, S., Soholt, D., Vanderwoude, D., Wermers, B., Wightman, L., Young, L. (2017, October). South Dakota APRN Coalition Transforms Practice Regulation. American Academy of Nursing Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference, Washington, DC.
Publications
  • CAE Healthcare Inc. (2018). Simulated clinical experiences [Asthma Attack, Non-accidental Trauma, RSV Bronchiolitis, and Sepsis Secondary to a Ruptured Appendix]. Program for Nursing Curriculum Integration (revised 2018).

Service/Volunteer Work

Sioux Empire Fast Pitch Softball Association

Coach of girls fast pitch softball

South Dakota Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Coalition

Was a member of the South Dakota Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Coalition 2016-2017

Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota

Member 2011 to present

Vice President 2016 to 2018

Board Member 2014 to 2016

Conference Committee 2017

Website Committee 2014-2017

Legislative Committee 2014-2017

Conference Committee Chair 2013 and 2015

Volunteer at St. Nicholas Parish

Volunteer and usher at St. Nicolas Catholic Church in Tea, S.D.