TitleDean of the College of Nursing
Office BuildingWagner Hall
Mailing AddressWagner Hall 255
College of Nursing-Box 2275
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyDr. Krogh has an extensive background in teaching and program administration. Her clinical area of expertise is nurse anesthesia. Her research focuses on the psychometric behavior of examination items on high stakes testing, in particular the certifying examination for certified registered nurse anesthetists. She has served on the board of directors for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, and led teams charged with creating certification for non-surgical pain management and revamping the recertification process for nurse anesthetists. Her administration experience includes program direction and dean of nursing and health science.
Education1985 BS Nursing, South Dakota State University
1995 MS Nurse Anesthesia, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota/Minneapolis School of Anesthesia
2011 PhD Nursing, South Dakota State University
Academic Interests/ExpertiseNurse Anesthesia
Psychometrics of Testing
Academic ResponsibilitiesDean of the College of Nursing
Awards and HonorsDistinguished Achievement Award, Mount Marty College, 2016
Inducted as Fellow in American Academy of Nursing, 2015
Inducted Phi Chapter Sigma Theta Tau, South Dakota State University, 2010
Outstanding Clinical Coordinator, Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, 1997
Academic Achievement Award, Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, 1995
Inducted Phi Kappa Phi, South Dakota State University, 1985
Grants1999 HRSA A22NU21057-05 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $31,481
2000 HRSA A22HP00034-01 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $26,285
2001 HRSA A22HP00034-02 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $22,878
2002 HRSA A22HP00034-03 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $97,180
2003 HRSA A22HP00034-04 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $15,936
2004 HRSA A22HP00034-05 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $20,235
2005 HRSA A22HP00034-06 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $19,381
2006 HRSA A22HP07399-01 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $14,653
2007 HRSA A22HP08255-01 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $12,882
2008 HRSA A22HP08255-02 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $13,103
2009 HRSA A22HP08255-03 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $9,631
2010 HRSA A22HP08255-04 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $8,842
2011 HRSA A22HP21697-01 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award Amount $10,231
2015 Benedictine Service Grant Award Amount $16,417
2013 HRSA 13-188 Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention Grant Reviewer
Professional MembershipsAmerican Association of Nurse Anesthetists
South Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Nurses’ Association
South Dakota Nurses' Association
American Academy of Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau
Work ExperienceSouth Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Tenured Professor July 2019
Dean, College of Nursing July 2019-present
• Provide effective transformational leadership to the College of Nursing, including accreditation, evaluation, vision, planning, faculty needs, and advancement
• Collaborate with the Provost to set targeted goals for the College of Nursing
• Implement strategic vision that aligns with Imagine 2023 goals for the University
• Oversee budget and planning for innovative strategies for ongoing quality improvement within the College
Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD
Tenure Granted June 2017
Assistant Professor May 2011-June 2015
Associate Professor June 2015-February 2019
Professor Granted February 2019
Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences June 2018-June 2019
• Provide effective transformational leadership to the nursing and nurse anesthesia programs at Mount Marty College, including accreditation, evaluation, vision, planning, and faculty needs.
• Collaborate with the college President and Vice President for Academic Affairs in setting targeted goals for the nursing and nurse anesthesia programs.
• Provide important nursing perspectives to the Executive Team at the college.
• Collaborate effectively with the Advancement Office in seeking targeted giving to the programs and to the college.
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program January 2015-June 2018
• Assumed leadership for the accreditation, evaluation, vision, planning, faculty and student needs for the nurse anesthesia program.
• Successfully moved the program from a Master of Science framework to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program in 2016.
• Received Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs approval for both BS to DNAP and MS to DNAP tracks. Also achieved approval for online education in the MS to DNAP track.
• Received Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approval for doctoral education for the nurse anesthesia program at Mount Marty College.
Clinical Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program May 2011-January 2015
• Took charge of the administration, evaluation, procurement, and oversight of all clinical experiences for the nurse anesthesia program.
Minneapolis School of Anesthesia February 1999-May 2011
Associate Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
• Assumed leadership for the administration, evaluation, procurement, and oversight of all clinical experiences for the nurse anesthesia program.
• Collaborated effectively with the program director in accreditation, evaluation, planning, and student and faculty needs for the program.
• Planned clinical faculty development activities to improve evaluation and precepting of students in clinical.
• Achieved Assistant Professor rank through affiliation with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, which served as the degree-granting institution for the program.
Area(s) of ResearchPsychometrics of Certification Examination Items
Applications of ResearchBooks
Krogh, M. A. (2018). Obesity and anesthesia practice. In J. J. Nagelhout , & S. Elisha (Eds.), Nurse anesthesia (pp. 998-1014). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Krogh, M. A. (2012). Effect on pass rate when innovative items added to the National Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists. Clear Exam Review, 23(1), 25-29.
Krogh, M. A., & Muckle, T. (2016). Assessing the psychometric properties of alternative items for certification. Journal of Applied Measurement, 17(4), 489-501.
Wooden, S., Krogh, M. A., Waters, E., & Plaus, K. (2017). Developing the Continued Professional Certification program for nurse anesthetists. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 8(1), 31-37.
Ward, R. C., Muckle, T. J., Kremer, M. J., & Krogh, M. A. (2017). Computer-based simulations for assessment in health care: A literature review of validity evidence. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 1-21.
Ward, R. C., Krogh, M. A., Kremer, M. J., Muckle, T. J., & Schoeny, M. E. (2019). Perceived value of certification in nonsurgical pain management. AANA Journal, 87(1), 29-36.
Journal Papers in Review
Ward, R. C., Krogh, M. A., Kremer, M. J., Muckle, T. J., & Schoeny, M. E. Assessing the validity and reliability of computer-based case simulations in a nurse anesthesia specialty. Submitted to Journal of Nursing Regulation. 2018
White Paper. Krogh, M. K., & Muckle, T. (2011). Strategies for planning and implementing an innovative item initiative.
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