TitleClinical Assistant Professor (Sioux Falls)
Mailing AddressUniversity Center-Nursing
2300 Career Ave Ste 260
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
BiographyDr. 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.
EducationBSN 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/ExpertiseOnline education
Rural and underserved populations
Academic ResponsibilitiesFaculty in NURS 631, 645, 765, 768, 776, 850, 880, 444, and 322
Committee ActivitiesGraduate Admissions and Scholastic Standards
Search and Screen
Awards and Honors2020 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Digital Bootcamp Attendee
2017 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Research Scholar
GrantsGibson, N., Project Director 2019-2020; Britson, V., Project Director 2017-2019. Pravecek, B., Project Manager 2018-2020. APRN Traineeship Immersion: Enhancing the Academic/Practice. (Grant Number: T94HP30879). Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration. Period 2017-2020. Total: $1,344,836.00.
Pravecek, B. Project Investigator. Increasing Rural Nurses' Palliative Care Knowledge and Comfort. Funding Source: Sigma Theta Tau-Phi Chapter. Amount awarded: $500 (2017).
Professional MembershipsNurse 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 Experience2016-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-Present: Wapiti Medical Staffing. Certified Nurse Practitioner.
2019-Present: 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.
Applications of ResearchPresentations:
Pravecek, B. (2019, October). Increasing Rural Nurses' Knowledge and Comfort in Palliative Care. Sanford Health Fall Nursing Research and EBP Conference, Sioux Falls, SD.
Pravecek, B. (2019, March). Increasing Rural Nurses' Knowledge and Comfort in Palliative Care. Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Research Symposium Living Nursing Scholarship: Research, Theory, and Practice, Brookings, SD.
Pravecek, B. (2019, March). Increasing Nursing Knowledge and Comfort in Palliative Care. Poster session presented at Midwest Nursing Research Society, Kansas City, MO.
Pravecek, B. (2018, November). Increasing Nursing Knowledge and Comfort in Palliative Care. Poster session presented at Center for Advancing Palliative Care (CAPC) Conference, Orlando, FLA.