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Brandon Varilek

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Assistant Professor (Sioux Falls)

Office Building


Mailing Address

Community College of Sioux Falls-Nursing
2300 Career Ave Ste 260
Sioux Falls, SD 57107


PhD in Nursing - 2020 - South Dakota State University
BAN in Nursing - 2013 - Augustana University

2015-Present: PCCN (Progressive Care Certified Nurse)
2017-Present: CCTC (Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator)
2020-Present: CNE® (Certified Nurse Educator®)

Academic Interests/Expertise

Care of chronic disease, Cystic Fibrosis, kidney & pancreas transplantation, palliative care and end-of-life care, health disparities, transcultural healthcare

Academic Responsibilities

NURS 119 - First Semester Seminar
NURS 201 - Medical Terminology
NURS 234 - Patient Centered Care Concepts I
NURS 323 - Intro to Pathophysiology
NURS 495 - Practicum
NURS 750 - Transformational Leadership
NURS 760 - Advanced Concepts in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Professional Memberships

Transcultural Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society - Phi Chapter
American Nurses Association
South Dakota Nurses Association
National League of Nursing
Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
The Society of Federal Health Professionals (AMSUS)

Applications of Research

Varilek, B. M., & Isaacson, M. (2020). The dance of cystic fibrosis: Experiences of living with cystic fibrosis as an adult. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29(17-18), 3553-3564.

Minton, M. E., Isaacson, M. J., Varilek, B. M., Stadick, J. L., & O'Connell‐Persaud, S. (2018). A willingness to go there: Nurses and spiritual care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(1-2), 173-181.

Isaacson, M., Karel, B., Varilek, B. M., Steenstra, W. J., Tanis-Heyenga, J. P., & Wagner, A. (2015). Insights from health care professionals regarding palliative care options on South Dakota reservations. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 26(5), 473-479.


Open Prairie

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