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Sarah Mollman

Sarah Mollman


Associate Dean of Research (Rapid City)

Office Building


Mailing Address

Nursing Graduate and Doctoral Program Office
1220 Mount Rushmorre Rd Ste 2
Rapid City, SD 57701


PhD in Nursing from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2018)
MS in Nursing Education from SDSU (2011)
BS in Nursing from SDSU (2000)

Academic Interests

Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse (CHPN)
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
Oncology; End-of-Life & Palliative Care; Educational Strategies
Evidence-Based Practice, Research

Academic Responsibilities

Undergraduate Research & Evidence-Based Practice
Graduate Health Policy, Legislation, Economics, & Ethics

Committee Activities

CON Research & Scholarship Sub-Committee
SDSU Research & Scholarship Committee
SDSU Graduate Council

Awards and Honors

College of Nursing Researcher of the Year 2021
College of Nursing Faculty Award for Excellence 2018
Tish M Smyer Dissertation Award 2018

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau; American Nurses Association; South Dakota Nurses Association

Area(s) of Research

Palliative Care: Educational Strategies & Early Palliative Care Intervention Adaptation
Higher Education: Intentional Learning

Applications of Research

Mollman, S. Hawkins-Taylor, C., Berke, C., Anderson, D., & Berke, C. International Rural Nurse Conference, “Weathering the Storms: Feasibility of Conducting Focus Groups in Rural and Frontier Areas,” Rural Nurse Organization, (August 6-7, 2021).
Sedlacek, A., & Mollman, S. Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, “Statewide Palliative Care Coalition: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic,” American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Poster. (February 17 – 19, 2021).
Arneson, F., Huff, K., Hawkins-Taylor, C., Mollman, S., & Berke, C. CAPC National Seminar, “South Dakota Palliative Care Network: Needs Assessment and Analysis of Patient Access to Palliative Care Services Across South Dakota,” The Center to Advance Palliative Care, Poster, Atlanta, GA, USA. (November 14, 2019).
Mollman, S., Hawkins-Taylor, C., Berke, C., Minton, M., Anderson, D. Walstrom, B., & Kerkvliet, J. Clinical Practice Forum., “Perceptions of Palliative Care in South Dakota: Recommendations for a Statewide Model,” Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association, Poster, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (September 20, 2019).



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