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Nursing Research

Advancing the Science and Art of Nursing

Researchers at SDSU College of Nursing seek to describe, explain, predict and improve health and quality of life for rural and underserved populations. Our faculty and students are engaged in scientific inquiry with diverse methods and transdisciplinary teams.

Our Research Vision

Developing and Disseminating Knowledge

College of Nursing research focuses on human health phenomena, especially in rural communities.

Addressing Social Justice

We are committed to research that promotes health and prevents disease in underserved, rural and reservation populations. Our science focuses on social justice, especially on addressing health disparities.

Transforming the Healthcare Environment

We are committed to transforming healthcare by studying innovative approaches that strengthen healthcare delivery and improve patient care outcomes.

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Nurse-researchers seek to expand palliative care in South Dakota

Assistant professor Sarah Mollman of the College of Nursing in Rapid City is part of a team of nurse-researchers working to improve and expand palliative care in South Dakota.

Nurses prepare to take on larger role in primary care delivery

Nurse-researchers at South Dakota State University are helping rural clinics more fully utilize registered nurses in primary care and have expanded the nursing curriculum to better prepare students to deliver that care.