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Polly Hulme

Polly Hulme


Professor (Brookings)

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 217
Graduate Nursing-Box 2275
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


BSN, Pacific Lutheran University;
MA (anthropology), University of MN;
MSN (family nurse practitioner), University of TX at Arlington;
MS (clinical and translational research), University of NE Medical Center;
PhD (nursing), University of IA

Academic Interests/Expertise

Graduate student education

Academic Responsibilities

BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD programs, also RN to BSN program

Committee Activities

SDSU: Academic Affairs Commitee; College of Nursing: Graduate Admissions Committee, Faculty Development Committee, PhD Teaching Team, APRN Teaching Team

Specialty Area

  • Family nurse practitioner, registered nurse


Relationships among Perceived Workplace Fairness, Workplace Stress, Diurnal Cortisol and Alpha-Amylase Secretion, Employee Productivity, and Employee Health. SDSU Research/Scholarship Support Fund, 4/1/18-3/31/19, Role: Co-Principal Investigator.
Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Health Professionals in South Dakota, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 9/30/15-9/29/2018, Role: Curriculum Implementation Team Member.

Professional Memberships

Academy on Violence and Abuse
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Association
Midwest Regional Nursing Society
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Sigma Theta Tau International

Work Experience

Prior to coming to SDSU in 2013: Assistant and Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1998-2013.

Area(s) of Research

Long-term health effects of childhood sexual abuse, contributions of childhood sexual abuse and HPA axis alterations to the development of obesity and substance abuse.

Applications of Research

Hulme, P. A., Kupzyk, K. A., Anthone, G. J., Capron, K. A., Nguyen, T. (2018). Weight loss and timing of J tube removal in biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch patients who report physical and sexual abuse. Obesity Surgery, 28, 2361–2367.
Isaacson, M. J., Hulme, P. A., Cowan, J., & Kerkvliet, J. (2018). Cancer survivorship care plans: Processes, effective strategies, and challenges in a Northern Plains rural state. Public Health Nursing, 35, 291–298.
Lammers, C. R., Hulme, P. A, Wey, H., Kerkvliet, J., & Arunachalam, S. P. (2017). Understanding women’s awareness and access to preconception health care in a rural population: A cross sectional study. Journal of Community Health, 42, 489-499.
Hulme, P.A., McBride, C. L., Kupzyk, K., & French, J. A. (2015). Pilot study on childhood sexual abuse, diurnal cortisol secretion, and weight loss in bariatric surgery patients. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24, 385-400.
Hulme, P. A., Houfek, J. F., Fiandt, K., Barron, C., & Mulhbauer, S. (2015). Educating integrated family/psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners: Development and evaluation of a program designed to increase access to care. Journal of Nursing Education, 54, 493-499.
Fryda, C., M., & Hulme, P. A. (2015). School-based childhood sexual abuse prevention programs: An integrative review. Journal of School Nursing, 31, 167-182
Hulme, P. A., & Middleton, M. (2013). Psychosocial and developmental characteristics of civilly committed sex offenders. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34, 141-149.
Hulme, P. A., Land, T. W., & McBride, C. L. (2012). Barriers and strategies in recruitment for bariatric surgery research. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 7, 121-126.
Hulme, P. A. (2011). Childhood sexual abuse, HPA axis regulation, and mental health: An integrative review. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33, 1069-1097.
Hulme, P. A. (2011). Clinical translation of ‘Changes in diurnal salivary cortisol levels in response to an acute stressor in healthy young adults.’ Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17, 350-355.
Hulme, P. A., French, J. A., & Agrawal, S. (2011). Changes in diurnal salivary cortisol levels in response to an acute stressor in healthy young adults. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17, 339-349.
Hulme, P. A. (2010). Cultural considerations in evidence-based practice. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21, 271-280.
Hulme, P. A. (2007). Psychometric evaluation and comparison of three retrospective multi-item measures of childhood sexual abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31, 853-869.
Hulme, P. A. (2004). Retrospective measurement of childhood sexual abuse: A review of instruments. Child Maltreatment, 9, 201-217. Errata. Child Maltreatment, 20, 82-85.
Hulme, P. A. (2004). Theoretical perspectives on the health problems of adults who experienced childhood sexual abuse. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 25, 339-361.
Hulme, P. A., & Agrawal, S. (2004). Patterns of childhood sexual abuse characteristics and their relationship to other childhood abuse and adult health. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19, 389-405.
Fiandt, K., Barr, K., Hille, G., Pelish, P., Pozehl, B., Hulme, P.A., Muhlbauer, S., & Burge, S. (2004). Identifying clinical scholarship guidelines for faculty practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 20, 147-155.
Hulme, P. A., Walker, S. N., Effle, K. J., Jorgensen, L., McGowan, M., Nelson, J. D., & Pratt, E. N. (2003). Health-promoting lifestyle behaviors of Spanish-speaking Hispanic adults. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 14, 244-245.
Hulme, P.A. (2000). Symptomatology and health care utilization of women primary care patients who experienced childhood sexual abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 24, 1471-1484.
Hulme, P.A., & Blegen, M.A. (1999). Residential status and birth outcomes: Is the rural/urban distinction adequate“ Public Health Nursing, 16, 176-181.
Hulme, P.A. (1999). Family empowerment: A nursing intervention with suggested outcomes for families of children with a chronic health condition. Journal of Family Nursing, 5, 33-50.
Hulme, P.A., & Rios, H. (1998). Healthcare reform in Puerto Rico: Managed care in a unique environment. Journal of Nursing Administration, 28, 44-49.
Culp, K., Taylor, L., & Hulme, P.A. (1996). Geriatric hemodialysis patients: A comparative study of vascular access. ANNA Journal, 23, 583-590, 622.
Hulme, P.A. (1996). Somatization in Hispanics. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 34, 33-37.
Hulme, P.A. (1995). Computerized patient records and NP practice. Nurse Practitioner (NP) News, 3(2), 4-5, 13.
Hulme, P.A. (1994). Mexico's healthcare system. Journal of Nursing Administration, 24, 9-11.
Hulme, P.A., & Grove, S. (1994). Symptoms of female survivors of child sexual abuse. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 15, 519-532.
O'Quinn, J.L., & Hulme, P. (1993). After HIV testing: What's next“ Nursing and Health Care, 14, 92-95.


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