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Dannica Callies

Callies Dannica


Clinical Assistant Professor (Sioux Falls)

Office Building


Mailing Address

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


South Dakota State University, Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2013
Augustana College, Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, 2009

Academic Interests

DNP Projects
Healthcare literacy
Primary prevention
Rural health care
Self care

Academic Responsibilities

NURS 631: Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan
NURS 765: FNP Integration: Practicum I
NURS 768: FNP Integration: Practicum II
NURS 771: FNP Integration: Practicum III
NURS 776: FNP Integration: Practicum IV
NURS 850: Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-Based Care
NURS 855: Translational Research in Health Care
NURS 875: DNP Intensive
NURS 880: DNP Project Didactic & Project
PHA 645: Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan, Application to Advanced Practice

Committee Activities

College of Nursing
2022-2025: Bylaws and College of Nursing Handbook subcommittee chair
2022-2025: Committee on Faculty member
2022-2024: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse subcommittee co-chair
2022-2024: Committee on Curriculum member
2021-2022: Bylaws and College of Nursing Handbook subcommittee member

2023: Strategic Enrollment Management Committee

2023-2025: NONPF DNP Project Taskforce member
Jan. 2023-Dec. 2024: NPASD Vice President
Jan. 2023-Dec. 2024: NPASD Membership Committee member
Jan 2021-Dec 2023: NPASD Secretary

Awards and Honors

Horizon Health Care Inaugural Provider of the Year Award, 2016
Center for Independence Distinguished Provider Award, 2014


Callies, D. & Schievelbein, D. “Exploring Health Literacy among Youth Adults.” South Dakota College of Nursing Seed Grant. Funding 5/1/2024-4/30/2025

Avera McKennan Behavioral Health. “MHAPP Residency Program (Mental Health Advanced Practice Providers).” Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funding started 7/1/2023. Curriculum consultant.

Professional Memberships

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota (NPASD)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Work Experience

Family Nurse Practitioner, Quick Care, 2021-present
Clinical Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University, 2020-present
Nurse Practitioner Site Instructor, South Dakota State University, 2017-2020
Family Nurse Practitioner, Horizon Health Care, 2013-2020
Registered Nurse & Resource Nurse, Avera McKennan Women's Center, 2011-2013
Registered Nurse, Avera McKennan Neuroscience Unit, 2009-2011

Area(s) of Research

Healthcare literacy
Primary prevention
Professional membership
DNP scholarly dissemination
Scholarship of teaching and learning