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Brandi Pravecek

Brandi Pravecek


Clinical Assistant Professor

Office Building


Mailing Address

University Center-Nursing
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)
MS in the Family Nurse Practitioner Track from South Dakota State University (2002)
DNP from South Dakota State University (2018)

Academic Interests/Expertise

Palliative Care
Rural and underserved populations

Academic Responsibilities

Faculty in NURS 631, 645, 768, 880, 444, 385, and 322

Committee Activities

Graduate Admissions and Scholastic Standards
Search and Screen
Undergraduate Admissions

Specialty Area

  • Family Practice


Pravecek, B. Project Investigator. Increasing Rural Nurses' Palliative Care Knowledge and Comofrt. Funding Source: Sigma Theta Tau-Phi Chapter. Amount awarded: $500 (2017).

Professional Memberships

South Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association
Sigma Theta Tau
Phi Kappa Phi
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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-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.