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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.

As we enter our 88th year, 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 has embraced the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and has found innovative and engaging ways to connect with students throughout its program offerings. We are proud of the new programs beginning in Fall 2020, including a completely revamped RN to B.S.N. program and an expansion of accelerated nursing offerings in the Rapid City area. These additions will be crucial to meeting the workforce needs of South Dakota now and into the future.

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. At SDSU, Heroes Start Here!

Warm Regards,

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