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College Factual ranks College of Nursing as state's best

  Citing the quality of South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing faculty members as one of its factors, College Factual ranked the college as the state’s best for the second-straight year. The ranking can be found at

College of Nursing, CareSpan® announce agreement

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing has announced an agreement to use the CareSpan USA Inc.’s Virtual Clinic to train its students.      This agreement extends a January 2016 agreement between the two parties. South Dakota State uses the CareSpan platform in its nursing classrooms in Brookings, Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

Clinicians, Head Start benefit from Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative

More than 50 mental health clinicians and 14 Head Start teachers are increasing their ability to help young children experiencing social and emotional difficulties, thanks to training provided through the South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative. The project focuses on training professionals to work with and to identify children birth to 5 years of age with social/emotional, behav

Three nursing classes post perfect NCLEX pass rates

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing had three classes post a perfect 100 percent in the National Council Licensure Examination. The college’s Brookings site spring 2019 graduates went 66 for 66 and 44 of those students passed in the minimum 75 questions. The standard class graduates at the Sioux Falls site went 31-31 while its accelerated cohort was 33-33.

New Dept. of Education grant supports rehabilitation counseling

Professor Alan Davis has secured a five-year, more than $930,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will support graduate students pursuing SDSU's specialization in rehabilitation counseling.

Flavonoid metabolite helps fight colorectal cancer

Associate professor Jayarama Gunaje and his team in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences have discovered one of the mechanisms through which flavonoids prevent colorectal cancer.

Nurse-researcher to help develop tribal palliative care programs

Associate professor Mary Isaacson of the SDSU College of Nursing in Rapid City is part of a national research team that will develop culturally appropriate Native American palliative care programs.

SDSU pharmacist helps patients, providers combat opioid addiction

More patients in South Dakota can receive medications to help them recover from opioid addiction, thanks to the work of Jennifer Ball, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at South Dakota State University.

SD health educators gather in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Oct. 31, 2019 — Current and future health educators from throughout South Dakota were in Brookings Oct.

Investing in cancer research/Donors boost SDSU pharmacy college’s commitment

Cancer research continues to gain prominence within the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at South Dakota State University. The latest milestone occurred when Komal Raina was officially recognized as the Haarberg Chair of Cancer Research at an investiture in the Woster Room of the Avera Health and Sciences Center on campus Oct. 4.