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Amanda Mehlhaff

amanda melhaff


Lecturer (Rapid City)

Office Building


Mailing Address

Undergraduate Nursing
4300 Cheyenne Blvd
PO Box 250
Rapid City, SD 57701


Amanda Mehlhaff is a post BSN graduate of SDSU (class of 2009) and a master's degree prepared nurse educator since 2017. Instructional experience has been contributed to the Rapid City location of the South Dakota State University undergraduate nursing program. Areas of focus include a high emphasis on student success, and teaching fundamentals, clinical, and skills lab.


Bachelors of Science in Nursing; 2009 South Dakota State University
Masters of Science in Nursing; 2017 Western Governors University
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), 2022 National League for Nursing

Academic Interests

Strong interest in active learning in the classroom and identifying ways to encourage students to critically think.
Passion for student success and connecting with students to provide guidance and support throughout the nursing program.

Academic Responsibilities

College of Nursing Student Success Coach
Semester II Coordinator (Rapid City)
N334 Patient Centered Care Concepts II RC
Various clinical responsibilities including nonacute pediatrics and acute adult
Simulation Skills Lab for semester I

Committee Activities

Chair of BSN Subcommittee 2021-present
Curriculum Committee Member
Bylaws Committee Member
Harding Distinguished Lecture Committee Member

Professional Memberships

Outreach Coordinator for the National Consortium of Nurse Academic Coaches

Work Experience

Cardiovascular Interventional Unit (CIU) staff nurse2009-2011
Pain Clinic and Interventions (PCI) staff nurse 2009-2017
Post Operative recovery care (RCC) staff nurse 2011-1014
Operating Room (OR) circulating nurse 2014-2015
Clinical Teaching Assistant (CTA) SDSU 2012-2015
Workload Assignment Assistant SDSU 2015-2107

Creative Activities

MEHLHAFF, A. (2021). Journey to be a nurse. S.l.: GATEKEEPER PRESS.