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Linda Herrmann


Clinical Assistant Professor

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433 First Avenue
Room 537
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Linda Herrmann, RN, ACHPN, AGACNP-BC, FAANP, GNP-BC, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. As a nationally recognized expert in neuroscience, aging, and advanced pathophysiology, Herrmann specializes in acute neurological injury and acutely injured older adults, dementia, caregivers, policy related to access to post-acute care services for older adults, and transitional care of older adults. Herrmann’s research also explores innovative pedagogy using virtual reality and mixed reality to teach pathophysiology and advanced nurse practitioner courses in acute care and aging. She is also recognized internationally for her work promoting patient safety in hospital and clinic settings in Tanzania and South Central China. 

Hermann is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. She was also a faculty nurse scholar in the Hartford Faculty Scholars Program at the John A. Hartford Foundation's Policy Leadership Institute.

Hermann received her PhD, MS, and BS from the University of Pennsylvania.


PhD - University of Pennsylvania
MS - University of Pennsylvania
BS - University of Pennsylvania


Acute care
Adult health
Palliative care
Nursing education

Professional membership

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
American College of Physicians
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Honors and awards

Faculty Honors Awards

Fellow, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Faculty Fellow in-Residence, Palladium Hall
Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
John A. Hartford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Scholar
Faculty Nurse Scholar, Hartford Faculty Scholars Program, Policy Leadership Institute, John A. Hartford Foundation



Experiences and perceptions of hospitalization and recovery of older adults and their caregivers following traumatic brain injury “not knowing”

Herrmann, L. L., & Deatrick, J. A. (2019). Research in Gerontological Nursing, 12(5), 227-238. 10.3928/19404921-20190610-01
The purpose of the current study is to describe the experience and perceptions of older adults and their caregivers following hospitalization for mild or moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). Qualitative analysis of data obtained in individual semi-structured interviews with older adults and their caregivers (N = 11, fi ve dyads and one individual) was performed to capture the perceptions and experiences of the survivor and their caregivers about the acute injury, hospitalization, and recovery. Data were collected over a 2-month period following discharge from the hospital. Open coding and constant comparative analysis generated codes that were revised throughout the analysis and reformulated into thematic descriptions. As a result, seven interrelated themes were identifi ed. These fi ndings can be used to implement interventions focused on recovery, communication, teaching, patient outcomes, and satisfaction.

Home health care services to persons with dementia and language preference

Ma, C., Herrmann, L., Miner, S., Stimpfel, A. W., & Squires, A. (2019). Geriatric Nursing. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.08.016
Despite the rapid increase in the number of persons with dementia (PWD) receiving home health care (HHC), little is known of HHC services patterns to PWD of varied backgrounds, including language preference other than English. Analyzing data of 12,043 PWD from an urban home health agency, we found on average PWD received 2.48 skilled visits or 1.88-hour skilled care and 5.81 aide visits or 24.13-hour aide care weekly. Approximately 63% of the skilled visits were from nurses. More non-English preferred PWD received aide visits, compared to English preferred PWD (44% vs. 36%). The type and intensity of HHC services were associated with language preference; when stratified by insurance, non-English preference was still significantly associated with more HHC aide care. Our study indicated that HHC services (both type and amount) varied by language preference and insurance type as an indicator of access disparities was a significant contributor to the observed differences.

A Scoping Review of the Evidence About the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Program

Squires, A., Murali, K. P., Greenberg, S. A., Herrmann, L. L., & D’amico, C. O. (2019). The Gerontologist. 10.1093/geront/gnz150
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) is a nurse-led education and consultation program designed to help health care organizations improve the quality of care for older adults. To conduct a scoping review of the evidence associated with the NICHE program to (a) understand how it influences patient outcomes through specialized care of the older adult and (b) provide an overview of implementation of the NICHE program across organizations as well as its impact on nursing professionals and the work environment.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Six databases were searched to identify NICHE-related articles between January 1992 and April 2019. After critical appraisal, 43 articles were included.RESULTS: Four thematic categories were identified including specialized older adult care, geriatric resource nurse (GRN) model, work environment, and NICHE program adoption and refinement. Specialized older adult care, a key feature of NICHE programs, resulted in improved quality of care, patient safety, lower complications, and decreased length of stay. The GRN model emphasizes specialized geriatric care education and consultation. Improvements in the geriatric nurse work environment as measured by perceptions of the practice environment, quality of care, and aging-sensitive care delivery have been reported. NICHE program adoption and refinement focuses on the methods used to improve care, implementation and adoption of the NICHE program, and measuring its impact.DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: The evidence about the NICHE program in caring for older adults is promising but more studies examining patient outcomes and the impact on health care professionals are needed.

Hakuna matata: Our experiences as invited international nurse practitioner consultants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Herrmann, L. L., & Brennan, M. (2018). Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(10), 546-547. 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000102

Tandem practice model: a model for physician-nurse practitioner collaboration in a specialty practice, neurosurgery.

Herrmann, L. L., & Zabramski, J. M. (2005). Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 17(6), 213-218. 10.1111/j.1041-2972.2005.00035.x
PURPOSE: To describe the benefits of a physician-nurse practitioner (NP) collaborative practice model, specifically that of a tandem practice model, using a neurosurgeon and a primary care NP in the clinic and inpatient setting. DATA SOURCES: Selected journal articles from Medline and CINAHL, and anecdotal clinical experience. CONCLUSIONS: This collaborative practice model, in which the physician and NP deliver patient care in tandem, is beneficial to patients and their families because they receive comprehensive care that is patient oriented and holistic. Further, the model benefits multiple disciplines across the healthcare continuum by providing efficient communication of patient needs, accessibility of the specialty team, and timely implementation of patient interventions. The collaboration of the physician specialist and primary care NP provides a holistic approach to the care of diverse and challenging patient populations. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Patients seen in a specialty practice, particularly that of neurosurgery, often have little understanding of their problem and may be frightened or confused because of their perceptions of the unknown. Providing care to such specialized patient populations in a constantly changing healthcare environment may prove demanding to the specialist. The introduction of a primary care NP into such specialty settings offers patients, their families, consultants, and staff members an additional resource for evaluation, intervention, education, and communication, improving the continuity and comprehensiveness of care to challenging patient populations. This model is an option for physician specialists interested in augmenting their practice and provides further resources for meeting the holistic needs of selected patient populations regardless of the setting.