Julie is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Ferris State University. She has a background as a Registered Nurse, specializing in the areas of critical care and perioperative services. She obtained her MSN from Walden University with an emphasis in nursing education, and completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Ferris State University. Her DNP project focused on increasing utilization of a peer support program to reduce stress reactions in healthcare providers following distressing workplace events. Julie is passionate about improving the health and well-being of individuals throughout the communities where she lives and works. Through her teaching, scholarship, and service, Julie strives to cultivate an environment where each individual can flourish. She currently serves as a mentor and volunteer at a support group for adolescent mothers. And finally, she is certified as an ASIST trained suicide intervention provider, as well as a SafeTALK suicide awareness trainer, seeking to build suicide safer communities.
Publications and Intellectual Contributions
Herrema, J., Wiechart, P., Peklo, A., Gustman, S., Dood, F. (2020). "The Impact of Organizational Support on Secondary Traumatic Stress and Evaluation of a CISM Peer Support Program," Crisis, Stress, and Human Resilience: An International Journal. 2 (1). pp. 29-37.
Oral Presentation Lab, M. (Author & Presenter), Herrema, J. (Author & Presenter), Junior Faculty Fellows Showcase, "Suicide Prevention Program: SafeTALK," Ferris State University: Junior Fellows Program, FLITE, (August 18, 2021).
Oral Presentation Herrema, J., Lab, M., College of Health Professions Best Practice Day, "SafeTALK LivingWorks: Suicide Prevention Training at Ferris State University," Ferris State University, College of Health Professions, Virtual Format, (April 1, 2021).
Poster Herrema, J. (Author & Presenter), Weichart, P. (Author & Presenter), Michigan Nursing Summit, "Critical Incident Stress Management: Impact of a QI Project on Program Utilization," Michigan Center for Nursing, Detroit, MI, (October 17, 2019).
Oral Presentation Herrema, J. (Author & Presenter), DNP Oral Deference, "Critical Incident Stress Management: Utilization and Perceptions of Organizational Support Among Pediatric Nurses," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, (July 22, 2019).
Lecture Herrema, J. (Author & Presenter), Wiechart, P. (Author & Presenter), 2019 APC Annual Conference, "Critical Incident Stress Management: Impact of Research & Education Upon Utilization & Effectiveness," Association of Professional Chaplains, Orlando, FL, (June 23, 2019).
Oral Presentation Herrema, J. (Author & Presenter), 2019 Spring Research Event, "Critical Incident Stress Management: Impact of an EBP Project on Utilization and Effectiveness," Sigma Theta Tau International, Grand Rapids, MI, (March 27, 2019).