Anne Kleinhesselink

Anne Kleinhesselink

Student Services Director


Lee Medicine & Science Hall 321

Phone: (605) 658-5602



Professor Kleinhesselink's cllinical experience as a registered nurse includes medical/surgical, obstetrics, and emergency room nursing. She began a career in nursing education in 2008 at USD that includes online, classroom, and clinical instruction.

Teaching Interests:

Leadership and Professionalism, Nursing Ethics, Baccalaureate Nurse Roles

Research Interests:

Leadership, Academic Incivility, Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility


  • Ph D, Leadership, Walden University, 2018
  • MS, Walden University, 2011
  • BS, Nursing, University of Iowa, 2005
  • Associate in Nursing of Science (ASN), Nursing, Western Iowa Technical Community College, 1999

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Registered Nurse, Iowa Board of Nursing

Awards and Honors:

  • Interprofessional Summit participation, University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences, 2013
  • Simulation Team of Champions Recognition Letter, Dr. Carla Dieter, Chair of USD Nursing, 2013
  • Recognition for work with IPE, NLN Grant, and Simulation Team of Champions, Dr. Carla Dieter, Chair of USD Nursing, 2012


  • Ray, Annette L., Kleinhesselink, Anne K.. Threading Conceptual Learning Throughout the Curriculum. Presented at the Nurse Tim Concept-Based Learning Institute, Orlando, Florida. (February 7, 2015)
  • JohnsonAnderson, Heidi, Warren, Dawn, Ray, Annette, Kleinhesselink, Anne. Simulation Development Utilizing a User-Friendly Template. Presented at the CAE Healthcare's Simulation in Rural America, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 10, 2012)