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Message from the dean

Dean Krogh

Strategic Plan: South Dakota State University developed an Imagine 2023 strategic plan to provide a vision to embrace for the next five years to: Aspire. Discover. Achieve. The College of Nursing adapted the direction from the university planning to the college level.

The five year strategic plan for the College of Nursing includes four goals:

  1. Achieve excellence in nursing education through transformative academic and continuing education programs.
  2. Cultivate and strengthen partnerships with educational entities, organizations, and with state, regional, and global communities.
  3. Foster innovation and increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) that improves and promotes health for rural and underserved populations, and advances nursing and interprofessional health education.
  4. Be a Growing, High-Performing and Healthy College of Nursing.

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. I began my work as the Dean on July 1 after serving in various administrative roles at Mount Marty College.

The entire SDSU nursing community thanks Dr. Roberta Olson for her excellent work over the past 14 months. She is leaving the college to re-enter retirement and I must thank her for her work to continue the research and service work that is important to the Land Grant Mission of the university.

I am excited to work with the faculty, staff and students to develop innovative approaches to education and research so SDSU Nursing can continue to be recognized as the preeminent provider for nursing education and nurse scientists. 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.

Mary Anne Krogh, PhD, APRN, CRNA, FAAN