School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy

Ranelle Nissen

Ranelle Nissen, MS, OTR/L, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences
UMS Lee Med/Sanford School of Medicine 324
Phone: 605-677-6740
Bio:
Primary area of practice is with older adults in skilled nursing facilities, acute care, and rehabilitation. Currently pursuing a PhD in OT at Texas Woman's University.
Teaching Interests:
Normal development of adulthood, Fieldwork, Research
Research Interests:
OT role in Dementia care, Fieldwork Education
Education:
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, The University of South Dakota, 2006
  • BS, Psychology, The University of South Dakota, 2004
Presentations:
  • Nissen, R., Braden, K., Kroupa, M., Rolfes, A., Parish, T. (2014, May). Ready approach: Identifying sensory deficits in adults with developmental disabilities. Presented at the University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • Nissen, R., Chrestiansen, S., Sharkey, B., Olson, B., Smallfield, S., Drealan, S., Miller, A. (2014, May). The effectiveness of a community-based program for implementing exercise into daily life with diabetes. Presented at the University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • Nissen, R., Chrestiansen, S., Olson, B., Smallfield, S., Sharkey, B., Drealan, S., Miller, A. (2014, April). Effectiveness of a community-based program for implementing exercise into daily life with diabetes.. Presented at the 2014 AOTA Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • 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 University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • 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 University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • 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 University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • 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 University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • 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 University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • 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 University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • 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 University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • Nissen, R., Anderson, A. (2012, April). 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 IDEA Fest, Vermillion, SD.