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USU Uintah Basin Adds to Nursing Faculty

By Marcus Jensen |

Becky Hermann is joining the USU Uintah Basin nursing program faculty.

VERNAL, Utah — Utah State University Uintah Basin has hired Becky Hermann as a faculty member in the nursing program. Hermann joins USU Uintah Basin after working for more than a decade at Ashley Regional Medical Center in Vernal.

“We are thrilled to add Becky Hermann to our faculty,” said James Y. Taylor, senior associate vice president for USU Uintah Basin. “Becky brings years of valuable experience and expertise that will bolster our nursing program and will be an asset to our students.”

Hermann began her nursing career working as a CNA in 1994 while still in high school. She also worked in home health and care centers along the Wasatch Front. In 1996 she graduated with an associate degree in health sciences from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She would go on to work as a certified nursing assistant in Grand Junction, Colorado. Hermann moved to the Uinta Basin in 1999 to work as an office manager and accountant for Intermountain Refrigeration until 2005.

Hermann returned to school in 2005 to earn a practical nursing certificate from Uintah Basin Applied Technology College. She would go on to earn an associate degree in nursing from Weber State University in 2007 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from BYU-Idaho in 2019. She’s currently pursuing a graduate degree in nurse education from Western Governors.

Hermann joined Uintah Care Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2006, before joining Ashley Regional Medical Center as an RN. While working at Ashley Regional, Hermann worked with USU students and faculty as part of the university’s partnership with the center.

“Becky brings a wealth of nursing experience to the USU Uintah Basin nursing program," said Laura Dotson, USU director of nursing. "Both her vast nursing experience and deep-rooted connections to the Uintah Basin community make her a valuable asset to USU Nursing.”

Hermann also has teaching experience, working as a health professions instructor at UB Tech. She taught courses in exercise science, medical math and emergency medical response. Hermann also was a UNAR Skills Observer at UB Tech, organizing and scheduling state nursing assistant skills tests at both of UB Tech’s campuses.

USU Uintah Basin works closely with Ashley Regional Medical Center and Uintah Basin Healthcare to provide students with clinical experiences, all while helping support the local workforce. Many graduates in the nursing program at USU Uintah Basin go on to work locally in health care throughout the region.

Operating campuses in Vernal and Roosevelt for more than 50 years, Utah State University Uintah Basin gives students the personalized attention and small class sizes of a small-town college with the resources of a large university, all in the backdrop of the outdoor oasis that is the Uinta Mountains and Ashley National Forest. With degree options ranging from associate to doctorate degrees and more than 125 programs available, as well as access to the renowned Bingham Research Center, USU Uintah Basin offers programs that help fuel local economies and empower individuals and their communities. Learn more at


Marcus Jensen
News Coordinator
University Marketing and Communications


James Y. Taylor
Vice President
Statewide Campuses


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