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Message from the dean

Dean Krogh

Greetings from SDSU Nursing!

SDSU Nursing has a long history of excellence, innovation, and achievement across its graduate and undergraduate programs. 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!

These aspirational goals were developed more than a year ago to create a strategic vision for the South Dakota State University College of Nursing and I am excited to take the baton to continue the excellent work of Dean Nancy Fahrenwald and Interim Dean Roberta Olson. The Associate and Assistant Deans within the College have already done great work in prioritizing this work. I see great things on the horizon.

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 Brookings, Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, and Rapid City provide a wide array of experiences and opportunities for our students and faculty in the BS, MS, DNP, and PhD 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 can truly say that you can go anywhere from here, with a nursing degree from SDSU.

Warm Regards,

Mary Anne Krogh, PhD, APRN, CRNA, FAAN