Grace Oehlertz

Grace Oehlertz is a BSN to PhD student at UNMC’s College of Nursing.

Current credentials and degrees: BSN from UNMC’s College of Nursing Northern division
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Program Start Date: August 2022
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2027
Research interest: Infection control and critical care outcomes in burn patients.
Plans after graduation: Continue research in the area of nursing care of burn patients.

Why I chose a PhD in nursing:

I love the scientific process, increasing the body of knowledge, and saving lives.

Research/professional interests:

Burn care, mental health parity, holistic health, moral injury and secondary trauma in critical care nursing staff.

What I like about UNMC:

I like UNMC’s reputation for rigorous infection control research and triage training.

Professional memberships:

  • American Burn Association

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I have three young children at home
  • I have an ear for learning languages, but not the memory
  • I initially intended to study ethnomusicology in college, but switched to nursing after watching a simulated code