University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jessica Semin, DNP, MPH, RN

Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Jessica Semin, DNP, MPH, RN
Jessica Semin, DNP, MPH, RN is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing. She currently teaches in the undergraduate BSN program. Her professional interests include: health system and process improvements, interdisciplinary health education, interprofessional collaborative initiatives, patient safety, and student wellness. Her professional goal is to improve processes and systems that can positively impact the health and wellbeing of others. She has six core values that guide her professional, academic, and research work. They include: empathy, education, efficiency, commitment, collaboration, and communication.
  • 2015, BSN, UNMC
  • 2017, MPH, UNMC
  • 2021, DNP, UNMC
Research Interests
  • Health system and process improvements
  • Interdisciplinary health education
  • Interprofessional collaborative initiatives
  • Patient safety
  • Student wellness
  • Koll, T. T., Semin, J. N., Brodsky, R., Keehn, D., Fisher, A. L., High, R., & Beadle, J. N. (2021). Health-related and sociodemographic factors associated with physical frailty among older cancer survivors. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 12(1), 96-101.
  • Miller, K. A., Hill-Polerecky, D., Koll, T., Semin, J. N., Coburn, R., Wildes, T. M., Estabrooks, P. & Jones, K. (2020). From Surviving to Thriving: Older Adults Adapting and Coping after Hematopoietic Cell Transplant. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 26(3), S82.
  • Koll, T. T., Semin, J. N., Coburn, R. A., Hill-Polerecky, D. M., Miller, K. A., Wildes, T. M., ... & Jones, K. J. (2020). Returning to life activities after hematopoietic cell transplantation in older adults. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 11(2), 304-310.
  • Semin, J. N., Palm, D., Smith, L. M., & Ruttle, S. (2020). Understanding breast cancer survivors' financial burden and distress after financial assistance. Supportive Care in Cancer, 28(9), 4241-4248.
  • Koll, T. T., Sheese, A. N., Semin, J. N., Ernst, W., High, R., Wildes, T. M., Fisher, A., & Murman, D. L. (2020). Screening for cognitive impairment in older adults with hematological malignancies using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and neuropsychological testing. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 11(2), 297-303.
  • Semin, J. N., Skrundevskiy-Coburn, A., Smith, L. M., & Rajaram, S. S. (2020). Understanding the needs and preferences of domestic and sexual violence education for health profession students. Violence Against Women, 26(15-16), 1876-1896.
  • New-Aaron, M., Semin, J. N., Duysen, E. G., Madsen, M., Musil, K., & Rautiainen, R. H. (2019). Comparison of agricultural injuries reported in the media and census of fatal occupational injuries. Journal of Agromedicine, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2019.1593276
  • Koll, T. T., Semin, J. N., Grieb, B. M., & Dale, W. (2017). Motivating Older Adults with Cancer to Keep Moving: The Implications of Lifestyle Interventions on Physical Activity. Current Oncology Reports, 19(10), 68.
  • American Nurses Association, Member.
  • American Public Health Association, Member.
  • Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Member.
  • Nebraska Nurses Association, Member.
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Member.
  • UNMC College of Public Health Alumni Council, President Elect.
  • 2019 State of Nebraska, Governor's Flood Hero Recognition.
  • 2014 March of Dimes, Student Nurse of the Year UNMC Recipient.