Melinda Tinkle, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing
Department of Undergraduate Nursing
Wagner Hall 373, Box 2275
Lori Hendrickx, Polly Hulme, Mary Anne Krogh
Debra Anderson, Linda Burdette, Paula Carson, Cynthia Elverson, Leann Horsley, Mary Isaacson, Cristina Lammers, Heidi Mennenga, Mary Minton, Thomas Stenvig, Melinda Tinkle, Jo Voss
Clinical Associate Professor
Mary Kay Nissen
Alham Abuatiq, Victoria Britson, Robin Brown, Karin Emery, Christina Plemmons
Clinical Assistant Professors
Robin Arends, Nicole Gibson, Brandi Pravecek
Sue Bassett, Carol Birch, Anne Buttolph, Becka Foerster, Erika Huber, Mary Beth Johnson, Sandra Mordhorst, Jody Ness, Elizabeth Pasquariello, Mary Vockrodt, Venita Winterboer
Nicole Albert, Anna Atteberry-Gustafson, Caitlyn Bosch, Nicole Carlson, Janice Conlee, Tiffany Cross, Danielle Currier, Theresa Garren-Grubbs, Karla Hanson, Cori Heier, Ruth Klawiter, LeAnn Lamb, Amanda Mehlhaff, Lyncee Monson, Heidi Pelzel, Annette Ray, Danielle Schievelbein, Takara Schomberg, Allyson Stromer, Patrick Verley, Megan Watson, Renee Zacher, Alyssa Zweifel
Margaret Hegge, Barbara Hobbs, Kay Foland, Sharon Hofland, Martha Iken, MaryLou Mylant, Coral Joffer, Roberta Olson, Lois Tschetter
The department of Undergraduate Nursing curriculum prepares students for professional practice in a variety of acute care, community, and other settings. This education provides the foundation for the development of professional knowledge, critical thinking, ethical decision-making, leadership skills and pursuit of high standards in health care to influence quality health outcomes.
Student Learning Outcomes
The department of Undergraduate Nursing seeks to prepare nurses to:
- Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice.
- Integrate effective leadership skills to improve the quality of health care.
- Incorporate evidence-based practice.
- Demonstrate proficiency in patient care technologies and informatics.
- Evaluate the implications of health policy and health care delivery systems on the professional nursing practice environment.
- Integrate effective interprofessional communication and collaboration into professional nursing practice.
- Improve population health through health promotion and disease prevention.
- Integrate behaviors that reflect nursing values and professional standards into practice.
- Provide patient-centered, quality care.
Accreditation & Approvals
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at South Dakota State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The undergraduate nursing program at SDSU is approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing. The College is a member agency in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Candidates for graduation in the standard and accelerated curriculum are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as registered nurses. Licensure as a registered nurse (RN) is required by law in every state in order to practice professional nursing.
Facilities & Services
The College of Nursing has state of the art Simulation Labs that enable educators to enhance the quality and delivery of nursing education. Simulation provides an opportunity for nursing students to practice nursing care with a variety of patients and patient scenarios including rural settings. The high-technology simulation setting allows students practice in the areas of electronic health records, informatics, and tele-health.
Student Support & Engagement Opportunities
The department offers opportunities for student engagement through research, international travel opportunities, a freshmen Health Professionals Learning Community, and student organizations such as the Nurses Christian Fellowship, Student Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International, an honor society for nursing students.