Dawn Tassemeyer, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Lincoln Division
550 N 19th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0620

Phone: 402-559-3060
Email: dtassemeyer@unmc.edu



  • 2000, BSN, UNMC
  • 2009, MSN, Nebraska Methodist College
  • 2016, Post-masters certificate, UNMC
  • 2022, DNP, UNMC


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.


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 (Previous 5 years)

October 2020
Use of a pre and post survey with a nursing escape room to evaluate student learning, student satisfaction, and anxiety in undergraduate nursing students, $932, 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