Skip to main content

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/Expertise

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).



Link to Funding and Publications