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.

Research Seminars

Research seminars sponsored by the Office of Nursing Research provide the opportunity to engage on topics of interest to faculty and students and are open to in-person and teleconference participants. Faculty and students across all college programs are welcome present and attend at these seminars.

Student Research Opportunities

Students (from any discipline) can apply to work as research assistants, and honors students can participate in research projects, as well. Students who are too busy to work during the Fall and Spring semesters can take advantage of summer research opportunities and practicum experiences; independent study credit hour opportunities may be available.

College of Nursing students have the opportunity to attend Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) and other local, state, and national meetings to attend sessions and present posters.

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.

Nursing Research News

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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.