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South Dakota State University

Associate Dean for Research

The South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Nursing invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Research (ADR). The ADR in the College of Nursing is a vital member of the leadership team who leads the Office of Nursing Research and facilitates programs of research and scholarly productivity among faculty and students. The College of Nursing research foci include health promotion and quality of life for rural and underserved populations, population health initiatives in partnership with state government and communities, nursing and interprofessional education, and health care quality and outcomes.

South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher-education institution. As South Dakota’ s Morrill Act land-grant university, students can choose from among 73 majors, 31 specializations, 73 minors, 32 master's degree programs, 15 PhD programs and two professional doctorates. The University also offers courses at various off- campus sites as well as undergraduate and graduate programs online through the Office of Continuing and Distance Education. The position is located in Brookings, South Dakota.

The College of Nursing at South Dakota State University offers baccalaureate education through three options; the standard 4-year program (at three sites), a 1 year accelerated second-degree program (at two sites) and a post-licensure RN to BSN option (online). Three graduate education degrees in nursing are offered: Master of Science (MS), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The undergraduate curriculum is provided in four locations across the state (on the main campus in Brookings as well as in Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Aberdeen) to better serve the needs of students and the state health care system. The MS, DNP and PhD programs are largely delivered via distance education. Graduate curriculum options include: Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator, and Nurse Administrator (MS) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP – offered as both MS and DNP), post-MS to FNP/DNP for APRNs. Additional DNP advanced practice specializations are offered through university partnerships for the roles of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (PCNS), and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP). A Certificate in Nursing Education and a post-graduate FNP certificate are also available. The College of Nursing sponsors undergraduate and graduate courses supporting a health sciences curriculum and a master of public health degree program offered jointly with the University of South Dakota.

The College offers a unique opportunity for faculty to teach and conduct research in a rural health care environment with more than 100 regional clinical and allied health system partners.

The academic programs offered by the SDSU College of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Posted August 2017