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Thomas Stenvig

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Title Associate Professor (Brookings)
Office Building Wagner Hall
Room Number 345
Mailing Address South Dakota State University
College of Nursing
SWG 345, Box 2275
Brookings, SD 57007
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Applications of Research

Johansen, L. J., Stenvig, T., & Wey, H. (2012). The decision to receive influenza vaccination among nurses in North and South Dakota. Public Health Nursing. Retreived from doi:10.1111/j.1525-1446.2011.00966.x).
Smyer, T., & Stenvig, T. (2008). Health Care for American Indian Elders: An Overview of Cultural Influences and Policy Issues. Home Health Management and Practice, 20(1), 27-33.
Hanson, C., & Stenvig, T. (2007). The “good” clinical nursing educator and the baccalaureate nursing clinical experience: Attributes and practice. Journal of Nursing Education, 47, 38-42.

Professional Memberships

American Association of University Professors; American Nurses Association; American Public Health Association; Commissioned Officers Association of the US Public Health Service; King International Nursing Group; National Education Association; Sigma Theta Tau

Academic Interests/Expertise

Health policy, population health, refugee resettlement, health care for American Indians and refugees

Academic Responsibilities

NURS 480 Advanced Population-based Nursing
NURS 495 Directed Study in Nursing
NURS 615 Advanced Practice Nursing - Roles and Issues
NURS 626 Research Methods for APNs
NURS 670 Health Policy, Legislation, Economics and Ethics
NURS 845 Instrument Construction and Evaluation
HSC 433/533 Occupational Health

Committee Activities

Chair, Harding Distinguished Lecture Committee
University Diversity Commitee
Tiospaye Council
President, South Dakota Nurses Foundation

Former Positions Held

Commissioned Officer, US Public Health Service, various assignments
Chair, Department of Nursing, Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD


Indian Health Service Wokunze Project, 2003-2008 ($1.3 million)

Awards & Honors

2010 American Nurses Association Distinguished Membership Award
2009 South Dakota State University College of Nursing Faculty Award for Excellence
2009 Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
Distinguished Community Partner Award
2008 South Dakota Nurses Association District Nurse of the Year
2004 South Dakota Nurses Association Pioneer in Nursing Award

Research/Scholarship Responsibilities

Survey research; theory of planned behavior; health care provider immunization practices

Specialty Area

  • Public Health, Health Policy


BSN - Wayne State University, 1971
MPH - University of Hawaii, 1976
MS in Nursing - South Dakota State University, 1991
PhD - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001