School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy

Ranelle Nissen

Ranelle Nissen
Assistant Professor
School of Health Sciences: Occupational Therapy, Health Affairs
UMS Lee Med/Sanford School of Medicine 324
Phone: 605-677-6740
Bio:
I practiced occupational therapy for 5 years in the area of geriatrics. I worked in a nursing home for 2 years and in an acute care hospital for 2 1/2 years.
Teaching Interests:
geriatrics, normal development, fieldwork
Research Interests:
productive aging, preventative health care, fieldwork education
Education:
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, The University of South Dakota, 2006
  • BS, Psychology, The University of South Dakota, 2004
Presentations:
  • Nissen, R., Bourland, C., Buxell, L., Fleming, J., Grabau, A., Hanson, D., Harris, L. (2013, November). Fieldwork Forum: Aligning Your Fieldwork Program with AOTA's Centennial Vision. Presented at the MOTA 2013 Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN.
  • Cerny, S., Ikiugu, M., Nissen, R. (2013, October). The Effectiveness of Intervention based on an Occupation-Based Theoretical Model in Promoting Occupational Performance Change to Help Resolve Global Human Concerns. Presented at the 12th Annual Research Conference “Occupation & Education”, Lexington, KY.
  • Ikiugu, M., Cerny, S., Nissen, R., Kranz, R., Neukirch, A. (2013, October). The Effectiveness of Intervention based on an Occupation-Based Theoretical Model in Promoting Occupational Performance Change to Help Resolve Global Human Concerns. Presented at the 2013 Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO):USA Research Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Nissen, R. (2013, September). Enhancing SDOTA Membership: Roundtable Discussion. Presented at the SDOTA Fall Conference, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Nissen, R., Olson, B., Drealan, S., Miller, A. (2013, May). The Effectiveness of a Community-Based Program for Implementing Exercise into Daily Life with Diabetes. Presented at the 2013 OT Research Symposium, Lee Med Building, USD.
  • Nissen, R., Dawson, E., McClure, N., Filips, J., Haukaas, S., Koch, R. (2013, May). The Effectiveness of an Electronic Hand and Forearm Orthotic in Gaining Functional Outcomes after Upper Extremity Hemiparesis. Presented at the 2013 OT Research Symposium, Lee Med Building, USD.
  • Ikiugu, M., Cerny, S., Nissen, R., Kranz, R., Neukirch, A., (2013, May). The Effectiveness of Intervention based on an Occupation-Based Theoretical Model in Promoting Occupational Performance Change to Help Resolve Global Human Concerns. Presented at the University of South Dakota, Occupational Therapy Annual Research Symposium, Vermillion, South Dakota.
  • Ikiugu, M., Cerny, S., Nissen, R., Kranz, R., Neukirch, A. (2013, April). The effectiveness of intervention based on an occupation-based theoretical model in promoting occupational performance change to help resolve global human concerns. Presented at the University of South Dakota, School of Health Sciences 2nd Annual Research Conference, Vermillion, South Dakota.
  • Nissen, R., Neukirch, A., Larson, B., McKiney, C., Haukaas, S. (2012, May). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Medication for School-Aged Children with ADHD. Presented at the Research Symposium, USD - Lee Med.
  • Nissen, R., Olson, B., Smallfield, S., Fiegen, B., Weber, S. (2012, May). Effects of Implementing a Lifestyle Redesign Program for Facilitating Exercise among People with Type II Diabetes. Presented at the Research Symposium, USD - Lee Med.
  • Nissen, R., Anderson, L., Anderson, A., Hansen, K., Noecker, C., Schmid, R., Wolff, K., Zirpel, N. (2012, May). The Effectiveness of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Improving Performance and Satisfaction in Occupational Performance in the Chronic Stages of Stroke: A Case Study. . Presented at the Research Symposium, USD - Lee Med.
  • Nissen, R., Brulle, P., Drealan, S., Gregg, D., Turkleson, B. (2012, May). The Use of the iPad for Treatment in Children with Autism. Presented at the Research Symposium, USD - Lee Med.
  • Nissen, R., Olson, B., Smallfield, S., Nelson, A., Ness, K., Rose, E. (2012, May). Using the Occupational Adaptation Model to Develop a Diabetic Exercise Program. Presented at the Research Symposium, USD - Lee Med.
  • Nissen, R., Anderson, A. (2012, April). The Effectiveness of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Improving Occupational Performance and Satisfaction: A Case Study. Presented at the IDEA Fest, Vermillion.