Office BuildingWagner Hall
Mailing AddressWagner Hall 349
Undergrad Nursing-Box 2275
Brookings, SD 57007
EducationSouth Dakota State University, 1986 Bachelor of Science Degree
South Dakota State University, 2008, Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education
Academic Interests/ExpertiseAcademic Interests: Simulation
Practice Expertise: 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.
Committee ActivitiesMember of Academic Assessment and Evaluation Committee
- Medical/Surgical Nursing
Awards and HonorsNurse Educator Certification 2019
College of Nursing 15 Years of Employment-2016
Relay for Life Guest Speaker, Colleges Against Cancer 2010
Brookings Hospital 15 Years of Employment-2002
Professional MembershipsSigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society, Phi Chapter member since 2008
Comprehensive Cancer Control Program of SD member
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.
SDSU College of Nursing Adjunct Instructor 1998-2008
Staff Nurse Brookings Hospital 1987-2008
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
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