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Brandi Pravecek

Brandi Pravecek


Clinical Assistant Professor (Sioux Falls)

Office Building


Mailing Address

SDSU Nursing - Sioux Falls
2300 Career Ave Ste 260
Sioux Falls, SD 57107


Dr. Pravecek graduated from South Dakota State University in 1993 with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree. She worked as a registered nurse in rural South Dakota before returning to South Dakota State University and graduating with a Masters of Science degree in the Family Nurse Specialization in 2002 and with her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree in 2018. She has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2002 with most of her experience being in rural health. Dr Pravecek initially taught for South Dakota State University from 2002-2004 and then returned to teaching full-time in 2016. She continues to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Scotland Medical Clinic and LJMH Hospital.


BSN from South Dakota State University (1993)
MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner Track from South Dakota State University (2002)
DNP from South Dakota State University (2018)

Advanced Practice RN Certificate in Palliative Care, California State University Institute for Palliative Care, Long Beach, CA, United States. (February 1, 2018 - October 30, 2018)

Academic Interests

Online education
Pharmacology for Prescribers
Palliative Care
Advanced assessment
Rural populations
Health inequity
Family Practice

Academic Responsibilities

Faculty in NURS 645, 771, 765, 768, 776, 850, 875, 880

Committee Activities

Chair of Admissions, Progression, & Graduation Sub-committee
Co-chair of APRN Subcommittee
Member of Graduate Council
University IRB

Awards and Honors

Appointed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to serve as AANP South Dakota State representative (2023-present)
Midwest Nursing Research Society Leadership Academy Inductee (2023)
Midwest Nursing Research Society Outstanding Service Award (2021)
Selected by American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to serve as 2020 AACN Digital
Bootcamp Attendee
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Research Scholar (2017)


Pravecek, B. (Principal Investigator), Arends, R. (Co-Investigator), & Zweifel, A. (Co-Investigator). Sentinel U Nursing Simulation Research Grant. Funding Source: Sentinel U. Amount Awarded: In-kind access to Advanced Practice Series® virtual simulations and simulation support (January 1, 2023-July 30, 2023)

Pravecek, B. (Principal Investigator) & Isaacson, M. (Co-Investigator). Examining the Relationship of South Dakota Healthcare Providers’ Familiarity with Patients and Families and Their Comfort with Palliative and End-of-Life Communication: A Mixed Methods Study. Funding Source: South Dakota State University RSCA Challenge Fund. Amount Awarded: $12,500 (July 1, 2022-July 1, 2023)

Pravecek, B. (Principal Investigator) & DaRosa, P. (Co-Investigator). Understanding Nurses’ Perception of Telehealth Use, Barriers, Benefits, and Challenges in South Dakota. Funding Source: South Dakota College of Nursing Seed Grant. Amount Awarded: $2000.00 (May 1, 2021-May 1, 2022)

Britson, V. (Initial Project Director) & Gibson, N. (Final Project Director) & Pravecek, B. (Project Manager). Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Grant. Funding Source: Health Resources & Services Administration. Amount Awarded: $1.34 million (March 19, 2018 – July 1, 2020)

Pravecek, B. (Principal Investigator). Doctor of Nursing Practice Project. Funding Source: Phi Chapter Sigma Theta Tau Organization. Amount Awarded: $500.00 (January 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018)

Professional Memberships

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF)
Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota (NPASD)
Sigma Theta Tau-Phi Chapter
Phi Kappa Phi
Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)

Work Experience

2016-Present, 2002-2004: South Dakota State University. Instructor then Clinical Assistant Professor
2016-Present, 2002-2009: Scotland Medical Clinic and LJMH. Certified Nurse Practitioner
2016-2020: Wapiti Medical Staffing. Certified Nurse Practitioner
2019-2020: Quality Health Clinic. Certified Nurse Practitioner
2009-2016: Lewis & Clark Family Medicine. Certified Nurse Practitioner
2000-2002: Lewis & Clark Temp Staffing. Registered Nurse
1993-2000, Registered Nurse. St Michael's Hospital

Area(s) of Research

Palliative and end-of-life care
Rural health
Homeless populations
Primary care

Applications of Research

Pravecek, Brandi D., "Increasing Rural Nurses’ Knowledge and Comfort in Palliative Care" (2018). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practice Innovation Projects. 96.

Pravecek, B., Arends, R., & Callies, D. Teleradiology: What you need to know. Journal of Radiology Nursing, In Press (available March 2024).

Berke, C., Mollman, S., Skoglund, A., Pravecek, B., Perrenoud, M., & Stewart, C. (2023). New ways to impact primary palliative care practices using online continuing education. Palliative Care & Social Practice. J

Brown, R., DaRosa., P., Pravecek, B., & Carson, P. (2022). Factors associated with changes in nurses’ emotional distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applied Nursing Research, 69 (2023).

Gibson N.A., Pravecek B., Burdette, L., Lamb L. (2021). ANEW project to develop and support rural primary practice. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 21(1).

Garcia, A.S., Carotta, C.L., DaRosa, P., Pravecek, B., & Carson, P. (2021). Parenting stress, self-efficacy and COVID-19 health risks as predictors of general stress among nurses. International Journal of Nursing Practice, e13009. Journal Impact Factor 2.226.

DaRosa, P., Brown, R., Pravecek, B., Carotta, C.L., Garcia, A.S., Carson, P., Callies, D., & Vukovich, M. (2021). Factors associated with nurses emotional distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applied Nursing Research, 62,


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