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Message from the Dean

Dean Krogh

Welcome to SDSU Nursing! I am honored to serve as Dean of the College of Nursing at SDSU and to work alongside our many talented faculty and staff to transform nursing and healthcare, now and into the future. Our vision to be a leader in accessible, high quality nursing education to shape new delivery models of care is critical to today’s healthcare environment. SDSU Nursing is uniquely positioned to meet these challenges through strategic partnerships, interprofessional collaboration, research and leadership across all four nursing education delivery sites in Aberdeen, Brookings, Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

The SDSU College of Nursing has a long history of exceptional nursing education and this is recognized through its designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing. The college’s fully accredited Healthcare Simulation Center across all 4 sites is further evidence of our commitment to high quality education for all students. SDSU Nursing’s history of excellence, innovation and achievement across its graduate and undergraduate programs provides an excellent foundation for growth and innovation. As we look to the future, we follow the Imagine 2023 strategic plan in which we Aspire, Discover and Achieve. Our strategic plan includes

  • excellent and transformative academic and continuing education programs;
  • strengthening of partnerships with organizations and state, regional and global communities;
  • fostering innovation and research that promotes health for rural and underserved populations; and
  • to be a growing, high-performing College of Nursing.

Our commitment to leadership in the continually changing health care environment is second to none!

The SDSU College of Nursing continues to meet the nursing workforce needs for South Dakota and the region through innovative teaching, research and outreach. Our strong partnership with technical and community colleges provides a seamless pathway to our innovative, online RN to BSN program. We provide several undergraduate program pathways across the state of South Dakota. All of our graduate programs are provided through online teaching and learning modalities to meet the needs of working adults. I encourage you to explore our website to find the path that fits your needs.

Our excellent faculty and staff provide the resources needed for SDSU to set itself apart as the preeminent provider for nursing education in undergraduate and graduate areas. Our four campuses in Aberdeen, Brookings, Rapid City,and Sioux Falls provide a wide array of experiences and opportunities for our students and faculty in the B.S., M.S., DNP and Ph.D. programs to prepare the next generation of nursing leaders and innovators.

We welcome you as you enter this educational journey. Our premier programs prepare graduates to tackle the health care challenges facing our world today. I cannot wait for you to join us on your path to nursing EXCELLENCE!

Warm Regards,

Mary Anne Krogh, Ph.D., APRN, CRNA, FAAN
Dean and Professor