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Anne Kleinhesselink

Anne Kleinhesselink
Nursing, School of Health Sciences
UJ Julian Hall Offices 313
Phone: 605-677-3969
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:
Medical/Surgical Nursing, Nursing Ethics, Simulation
Research Interests:
Simulation in Nursing Education, Collaborative Testing, Curriculum Development
  • Ph D, Leadership, Walden University, 2017
  • MS, Walden University, 2011
  • BS, Nursing, University of Iowa, 2005
  • Associate in Nursing of Science (ASN), Nursing, Western Iowa Technical Community College, 1999
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
  • Dreke, C., Kraft, A., Tesch, C., The Patient Piece: Standardized Patient Encounters. Presented at the NEDDS, Mitchell, SD.
  • Johnson, H., Warren, D., Ray, A., Kraft, A. (2012, October). Simulation Development Utilizing a User-Friendly Template. Presented at the CAE Healthcare's Simulation in Rural America, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Dieter, C., Johnson, H., Kraft, A., Luken, R., Feller, L., Ray, A., Warren, D. (2012, April). The Use of Simulation to Develop Interprofessional Collaboration and Communication. Presented at the Research Conference, Lee Medical Building, Vermillion.
  • Kraft, A., Luken, R. (2010, December). NCLEX Regional Workshop for Educators Review. Presented at the USD Nursing Statewide Faculty Meeting, Vermillion.
  • Kraft, A., Nichols, B. (2009, May). Boot Camp Ideas: Pre and Post Conferencing. Presented at the USD Nursing Statewide Faculty Meeting, Sioux Falls.