Jessica Semin, DNP, MPH, RN

Assistant Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-6571



  • 2015, BSN, UNMC
  • 2017, MPH, UNMC
  • 2021, DNP, UNMC


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.


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.

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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.