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Hailey Olson, left, of Sioux Falls, and Jordan Neubrand, of Sioux City, Iowa, attend a patient mannequin in the simulation lab on the Brookings campus Oct. 27. The second-semester nursing students are observed by instructor Nicole Carlson, who was able to participate thanks to a new telepresence robot despite being quarantined at home in Sioux Falls.

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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.

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To be recognized as innovative scholars and researchers in multi-disciplinary research that meets the needs of society to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.

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Hillman grant to bring palliative care to rural, Native cancer patients

Assistant professors Sarah Mollman and Brandon Varilek received a two-year, $100,000 Hillman Serious Illness and End-of-Life Emergent Innovation grant to adapt a supportive palliative care intervention to meet the needs of cancer patients in west central 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.