|Office Building||Wagner Hall|
|Mailing Address||South Dakota State University
College of Nursing
SWG 349, Box 2275
Brookings, SD 57007
- Medical/Surgical Nursing
EducationSouth Dakota State University, 1986 Bachelor of Science Degree
South Dakota State University, 2008, Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education
Professional MembershipsSigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society, Phi Chapter member since 2008
Comprehensive Cancer Control Program of SD member
Academic Interests/ExpertiseAcademic Interests: Simulation
Practice Expertise: Oncology, Ambulatory and inpatient surgical care, rural nursing care
Academic ResponsibilitiesAcademic 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 ActivitiesMember of College of Nursing Undergraduate Admissions and Scholastic Committee since 2008.
Applications of ResearchFahrenwald, 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
Work Experience20 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 HeldSDSU College of Nursing Adjunct Instructor 1998-2008
Staff Nurse Brookings Hospital 1987-2008
Awards & HonorsCollege of Nursing 15 Years of Employment-2016
Relay for Life Guest Speaker, Colleges Against Cancer 2010
Brookings Hospital 15 Years of Employment-2002