College of Nursing Magazine
On the cover: Carlee Steinecke, a student from Brookings, checks the heart rate at the pediatric station in the Healthcare Simulation Center in Wagner Hall on the Brookings campus.
On the cover: Jack the Jackrabbit fills out the necessary paperwork to get a COVID-19 test while Adiah Buysse, who graduated in May, makes sure everything goes properly. College of Nursing students played a key role in testing students at the drive-thru testing center.
On the cover: Clinical associate professor Mary Kay Nissen explains to Tammy Hall, an accelerated student in Sioux Falls, how to use a stethoscope as part of the CareSpan USA Inc.’s Virtual Clinic. CareSpan and South Dakota State University's College of Nursing announced an agreement that allows the college to use CareSpan's technology and tools to instruct students.
The college plans to renovate Wagner Hall to accommodate more simulation scenarios. The college also plans to renovate facilities in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen.
Cover photo: South Dakota State student-athlete Emma Johnson documents items in a patient’s electronic medical record with help from nurse Maggie Boe on Brookings Hospital’s inpatient care unit.
Cover photo: Graduate student Kyle Anderson '08 meets with a patient during his time at a clinic in Estelline. Anderson and other graduate students got to experience rural health care thanks to a grant.
Cover photo: Gloria Damgaard ’88 M.S. and Linda Young ’87/’96 M.S. (right) look over an upcoming agenda for the 100th anniversary Celebration for the South Dakota Board of Nursing. These graduates have been at the front for several policy changes in South Dakota.
Cover photo: Senior Nick Westphalen has balanced the responsibilities of being a cadet in SDSU's U.S. Air Force ROTC detachment with a major in nursing. Westphalen, a dean's list student, will head to San Antonio after graduation.
Cover photo: The College of Nursing welcomed Linda Ernfridsson, left, and Isabell Ohtonen to the Brookings campus for the fall 2016 semester. The students are part of an exchange program with Sweden's Jönköping University, a partnership that has been in existence for 15 years. For more on their first weeks at State, see page 12.
Cover photo: The College of Nursing has been preparing advanced practice nurses for several decades. Adam Norenberg and Stacy Eden are currently in their second semester nurse practitioner practicum course. They use a new piece of technology on Norenberg's 11-month old son, Hunter, in SDSU's laboratory space in Sioux Falls.
Cover photo: The College of Nursing celebrated it's 80th anniversary during the 2014-15 academic year. In addition to one of the first graduating glasses, other groups of nursing students are shown from the past 80 years.
Cover photo: Brittany Raap and Lindsey Clem, a pair of December 2014 graduates, review a brochure during their time with the Indian Health Services Center in Fort Thompson. They were part of group of 8 students who spent a week on the Crow Creek reservation as a public health clinical opportunity.
Cover photo: Kendra Lone Elk 93' is an example of the College of Nursing has impacted the health-care workforce in the state. Recently promoted to be the health administrator of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Health Administration, Lone Elk showed great perseverance in her pursuit of scholarship to receive her bachelor's degree.
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