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USD Nursing
2012
USD Nursing
is published once a year for the
benefit of alumni, students, faculty and friends of
the University of South Dakota School of Health
Sciences Department of Nursing.
Contributions and feedback are welcome.
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ADMINISTRATION
JamesW. Abbott
President, University of South Dakota
Mary D. Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P.
Vice President of Health Affairs
Dean, Sanford School of Medicine
Michael Lawler, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Carla Dieter, Ed.D., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Chair, Nursing Program
Tena Haraldson
Director of Marketing Communications
&
University Relations
EDITORIAL STAFF
Kim Lee
Editor
Doug Murano
Feature Writer, Editor
Eric Dalseide
Layout and Design, Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY
A special thanks to University Libraries
Archives & Special Collections for their
contributions
Views expressed in the
USD Nursing
magazine do
not necessarily reflect the official position of the
University of South Dakota.
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USD
Nursing
2012
The magazine of the Department of Nursing of The University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences
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A Letter from the Chair
Rising to the challenges of change
4
USD Nursing Briefs
Catch up on what’s going on across the state
13
Donor Spotlight:
John T. Vucurevich Foundation
14
Feature:
B.S.N. Program
USD Nursing offers new four-year degree program
16
Feature:
USD Nursing at 50
A look into the development of nursing education at USD
19
Feature:
Reflections on Nursing
Faculty and alumni discuss the past, present and future of nursing
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Faculty/Staff News