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Mary Vockrodt

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Title Lecturer (Brookings)
Office Building Wagner Hall
Room Number 349
Mailing Address South Dakota State University
College of Nursing
SWG 349, Box 2275
Brookings, SD 57007

Applications of Research

Fahrenwald, N. L., Kerkvliet, J., Mollman, S., Vockrodt, M., & Fjelland, J. (2013, March). Factors Influencing Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions. Paper presentation at the Annual Theta Tau Research Day, Phi and Zeta Zeta Chapters, Brookings, SD.

Fahrenwald, N. L., Kerkvliet, J., Mollman, S., Vockrodt, M., & Fjelland, J. (2012, May). Early Stage Breast Cancer: Geographic Differences in Treatment Decisions. Poster presentation at the 8th Biennial Cancer, Culture & Literacy Conference: Advancing Communications, Clearwater Beach, FL: Poster #5.

Ficek AL, Fahrenwald NF, Vockrodt ML. Treatment-related needs of statewide cancer survivors. South Dakota Medicine

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society, Phi Chapter member since 2008
Comprehensive Cancer Control Program of SD member

Academic Interests/Expertise

Academic Interests: Simulation
Practice Expertise: Oncology, Ambulatory and inpatient surgical care, rural nursing care

Academic Responsibilities

Academic instruction in a concept-based curriculum. Clinical rotations in a rural hospital setting as well as community settings. Skills laboratory course leader including high-fidelity simulation. Academic advisor.

Committee Activities

Member of College of Nursing Undergraduate Admissions and Scholastic Committee since 2008.

Work Experience

20 years as staff nurse in rural acute care hospital setting working with both inpatient and ambulatory services.
1 year Avera McKennan Hospital surgical care unit.

Former Positions Held

SDSU College of Nursing Adjunct Instructor 1998-2008
Staff Nurse Brookings Hospital 1987-2008

Awards & Honors

College of Nursing 15 Years of Employment-2016
Relay for Life Guest Speaker, Colleges Against Cancer 2010
Brookings Hospital 15 Years of Employment-2002

Specialty Area

  • Medical/Surgical Nursing


South Dakota State University, 1986 Bachelor of Science Degree
South Dakota State University, 2008, Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education