University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dawn Tassemeyer, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Dawn Tassemeyer is a Clinical Assistant Professor and advanced practice family nurse practitioner. She has worked at UNMC since August 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Master of Science in Nursing Education from Nebraska Methodist College, and her post-masters certificate family nurse practitioner from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is currently working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Her clinical nursing background includes labor and delivery, home health/hospice, and medical/surgical nursing.
  • 2000, BSN, UNMC
  • 2009, MSN, Nebraska Methodist College
  • 2016, Post-masters certificate, UNMC
  • 2022, DNP, UNMC
Research Interests
  • Escape room use in undergraduate student education
  • Nursing simulation
  • Sexual health in college students
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections prevention and health promotion
Grant Support
  • October 2020 Title: Use of a pre and post survey with a nursing escape room to evaluate student learning, student satisfaction, and anxiety in undergraduate nursing students, Award Amount: $932, Role: Tassemeyer, D (P.I.)
  • Tassemeyer, D., Rowland, S., Barnason, S. (2021). Building a Nursing Escape Room. Nurse Educator., 46(5), 271–272. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000987
  • Tassemeyer, D. High Risk Obstetrics Simulation, QSEN website
  • UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators, member.
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, member.
  • Nebraska Nurse Practitioners, member.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, member.
  • Clinic with a Heart, Volunteer.
  • 2020, UNMC, Kathryn Sandahl Philp Award for Creativity and Innovation
  • 2009, March of Dimes, Excellence in Nursing
  • 2009, Sigma Theta Tau, Rising Star in Scholarship