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Heidi Pelzel

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Lecturer (Aberdeen)

Office Building


Mailing Address

Undergraduate Nursing 228
1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, SD 57401


BSN, South Dakota State University
MS, South Dakota State University

Academic Interests

Rural nursing, partnerships with critical access hospitals to enhance student learning, community health and wellness, simulation
Trauma Nurse Certified (TNCC)

Academic Responsibilities

Classroom and clinical instruction in medical-surgical nursing, obstetrics, pediatrics, community/public health, professionalism in nursing
Skills/simulation lab instruction
RN to BSN Coordinator

Committee Activities

Undergraduate Curriculum


Dawley Seed Grant 2019: funded pediatric camp experience for nursing students
Oyate Awáŋwáka 2021: financial support for selected Native American nursing students to attend the RN to B.S.N. program

Professional Memberships

South Dakota Nurses Association/American Nurses Association
Rural Nurse Organization
Sigma Theta Tau--Phi Chapter

Work Experience

Critical access hospital nursing, including but no limited to: Med.-Surg., Obstetrics, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Community Health