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Robin Brown

Robin Brown


Associate Professor (Brookings)

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 311
Undergrad Nursing-Box 2275
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


PhD in Nursing--South Dakota State University (2016)
MS in Nursing--South Dakota State University (1999)
BS in Nursing--South Dakota State University (1983)

Academic Responsibilities

Master's Specialization Coordinator for Nurse Educator Students
NURS 472--Professional Nursing concepts III
NURS 495--Practicum
NURS 778--Nurse Educator Practicum
NURS: 750: Transformational Leadership
NURS 721: Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education
NURS 778L--Nurse Educator: Practicum Clinical

Committee Activities

College of Nursing BSN Committee (2021-present)
College of Nursing PhD Committee (2021-present)
College of Nursing Research and Scholarship Committee (2021--present)
College of Nursing Curriculum Committee (2012--2018)
College of Nursing Faculty Development Committee (2018--2021)
H.M. Briggs Library Committee, Chair (2018-present)
College of Nursing Graduate Committee (2016--present)
Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback Honors Committee (2017-2022)

Awards and Honors

2021-SDNA Nurse Educator Award
2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022-Faculty recognition for Outstanding Contributions to the Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College
2017-Recogniton Letter for Thank-A-Professor Program
2016-SDSU Outstanding Graduate Student


Funding Source: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Title: Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention-Registered Nurse in Primary Care COVID
Project dates: 2020-2021
Funding: $78,571
Role: Project Manager

Funding Source: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)
Title: Impacting Models of Practice and Clinical Training for Registered Nurses and Students (IMPACT-RNS)
Project Dates: 7/1/18--7/1/22
Funding: $2.7 million
Role: Project Manager

Funding Source: Dawley Seed Grant, SDSU College of Nursing
Title: Determining the Relationship among Change Fatigue, Self-Efficacy, and Physical Activity of Nursing Faculty
Project dates: 11/1/2017--11/1/2018
Role: Project Investigator

Professional Memberships

American Nurses Society (ANA)
South Dakota Nurses Association (SDNA)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)

Work Experience

2016--Present-Assistant Professor, SDSU College of Nursing, Brookings, SD
2012-2016-Instructor, SDSU College of Nursing, Brookings, SD
1999-2012-Nursing Director, USD Nursing, Watertown, SD
1998-1999-Instructor, USD Nursing, Watertown, SD
1992-1996-Clinical Instructor, USD Nursing, Watertown SD
1987-1992-Staff Nurse, Prairie Lakes Hospital, Watertown, SD
1985-1987-Director of Nursing, Clark Care Center, Clark, SD
1983-1985-Staff Nurse, Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD

Area(s) of Research

Organizational Change, Resilience, Nursing Job Satisfaction, Rural Nursing