|Title||Associate Professor (Rapid City)|
|Mailing Address||South Dakota State University
College of Nursing
1011 11th St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Professional MembershipsMemberships and affiliations include Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Chapter, American Nurses Association, South Dakota Nurses Association, and Midwest Nursing Research Society.
Academic Interests/ExpertiseNursing education
Academic ResponsibilitiesMy focus of teaching is in the following areas: Pathophysiology and NCLEX-RN Preparation. In addition, I am a licensed HeartMath Certified Trainer and a certified HeartMath Mentor.
Committee ActivitiesWest River Counselor for Phi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
GrantsResearch Grants: 1. Nursing Students’ Use of PDAs to Decrease Preparation Time and Improve Medication Administration Knowledge and Critical Thinking in the Critical Care Setting. 2. Effect of Sedative Music and Scheduled Rest on Anxiety, Pain, and Myocardial Oxygen Demand during Chair Rest in Adult Postoperative Open-Heart Patients.
Program Grants: 1. Prepare And Retain, Education-Service Partnership. 2. Jackrabbits Nurse Camp 2008, 2009, 2010. 3. American Association of Nurse Practitioner Grant 2014.
Awards & HonorsNurse Educator Award (2008), South Dakota Nurses Association & South Dakota Deans and Directors; Excellence in Teaching Award (2002), South Dakota State University, College of Nursing; Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities (2002); $1,500 Scholarship (2000), American Association of Critical Care Nurses; and $1,500 Scholarship (1998), American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Research/Scholarship ResponsibilitiesIn addition to my teaching responsibilities, my research interests include nursing education issues (such as test taking strategies, test anxiety, and use of technology).
- Nursing education; Critical care nursing