TitleAssistant Professor (Rapid City)
Mailing AddressNursing Graduate and Doctoral Program Office
1220 Mount Rushmorre Rd Ste 2
Rapid City, SD 57701
EducationPhD in Nursing from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2018)
MS in Nursing Education from SDSU (2011)
BS in Nursing from SDSU (2000)
Academic Interests/ExpertiseCertified Hospice & Palliative Nurse (CHPN)
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
Oncology; End-of-Life & Palliative Care; Educational Strategies
Evidence-Based Practice, Research
Academic ResponsibilitiesUndergraduate Research & Evidence-Based Practice
Graduate Health Policy, Legislation, Economics, & Ethics
Committee ActivitiesCON Research & Scholarship Sub-Committee
SDSU Research & Scholarship Committee
SDSU Graduate Council
Awards and HonorsCollege of Nursing Researcher of the Year 2021
College of Nursing Faculty Award for Excellence 2018
Tish M Smyer Dissertation Award 2018
GrantsMollman, S. [Principal Investigator]. Achieving Health Equity for Rural Patients Living with Advanced Cancer: Adapting an Early Palliative Care Intervention. Funding source (2021-2022, $10,642, SDSU RSCA Challenge Fund).
Mollman, S. [Co-Project Director]. Upper Midwest Palliative Care Education Network. Funding source (2020-2023, $900,000, Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD, Human Resources and Services Administration).
Mollman,S. [Principal Investigator]. Addressing and Easing Symptom Burden in Rural and Frontier Cancer Patients and Caregivers using ENABLE. Funding source (2020-2021, $2500, SDSU CON Seed Grant). Project revised due to pandemic: Comfort with Palliative and End-of-Life Care Communication during COVID-19.
Mollman, S. [Facilitator]. SD Palliative Care Network. Funding source (2019-2020, $5,500, SD Department of Health, Population Health Evaluation Center).
Mollman, S. [Collaborator]. Palliative Care for Advanced GI Cancer Patients. Funding source (2019-2020, $55,076, SD Department of Health, Population Health Evaluation Center).
Mollman, S. [Lead Investigator]. Evaluation and Assessment Services for the South Dakota Palliative Care Network. Funding source (2018-2019, $32,795, Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell, flow-through Human Resources and Services Administration, Population Health Evaluation Center service contract).
Mollman, S. [Co-investigator]. Determining Factors that Influence Rural Women’s Decision-Making in Breast Cancer Treatment. Funding source (2011-2012, $50,000, American Cancer Society, Midwest Division. Nancy Fahrenwald, Principal Investigator).
Professional MembershipsSigma Theta Tau; American Nurses Association; South Dakota Nurses Association
Area(s) of ResearchPalliative Care: Educational Strategies & Early Palliative Care Intervention Adaptation
Applications of ResearchPeer Reviewed Publications
Hawkins-Taylor, C. Mollman, S., Walstrom, B., Kerkvliet, J., Minton, M., Anderson, D. & Berke, C. (2020). Perceptions of palliative care: Voices from rural South Dakota. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Mollman, S., & Bondmass, M. (2020). Intentional learning: A student-centered pedagogy. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship.
Mollman, S., & Candela, L. (2017). Intentional learning: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 00, 1-6. DOI: 10.1111/nuf.12222
Mollman, S. (June, 2020). SD Palliative Care Network Member Assessment Report. [Evaluation Report]. Brookings, SD: South Dakota State University, Population Health Evaluation Center.
Hawkins-Taylor, C. Mollman, S., Minton, M., Anderson, D., Kerkvliet, J., Walstrom, B. & Berke, C. (May, 2019). Perceptions of Palliative Care in South Dakota: Recommendations for a Statewide Model. [Evaluation Report]. Brookings, SD: South Dakota State University, Population Health Evaluation Center.
Mollman, S. Hawkins-Taylor, C., Berke, C., Anderson, D., & Berke, C. Peer-reviewed and accepted for International Rural Nursing 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).
Berke, C., Kerkvliet, J., Walstrom, B. & Mollman, S. 4th Annual Palliative Medicine Symposium. “South Dakota Palliative Care Network Overview,” Avera, Poster, Sioux Falls, SD, USA. (October 9, 2019).
Berke, C., Kerkvliet, J., Walstrom, B. & Mollman, S. Fall Meeting. “South Dakota Palliative Care Network Overview,” South Dakota Cancer Coalition, Poster, Mitchell, SD, USA. (October 2, 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).
Mollman, S., STTI 30th Nursing Scholarship Day. “Concept Interview Assignment to Foster Intentional Learning in Nursing Students”. SDSU, Brookings, SD, USA. (March 22, 2019).