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Kathy Magorian

Dr. Kathy Magorian
Assistant Professor
Nursing, School of Health Sciences
UJ Julian Hall Offices 209
Phone: 605-677-5038
Dr. Kathy Magorian is currently the Academic Director of USD BSN programming and the site director for Vermillion and Sioux Falls. Campus. Dr. Magorian has clinical experience in a variety of areas which include medical/surgical nursing; geriatric and geriatric mental health; acute adult mental health and interventional pain management. Since coming to the nursing program at USD, she has been instrumental in curricular revision and continues to provide direction and leadership in the implementation of concept-based curriculum and teaching strategies.
Teaching Interests:
Medical/Surgical content area Geriatric and geriatric psych
Research Interests:
Effective Practices for Utilizing and Implementing a Concept-based Curriculum in Nursing Education (Dissertation); NCLEX results Gero-psyche/Alzheimer's Disease
  • EDD, Adult and Higher Education, University of South Dakota, 2013
  • MS, Nursing Education, University of Southern Indiana, 2005
  • BS, Nursing, Mt. Marty College, 1997
Awards and Honors:
  • Excellence in Scholarship, USD Nursing, 2013
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers, 2005
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Omicron Psi Chapter, 2004
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers, 2003