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Anne Kleinhesselink

Anne Kleinhesselink

Associate Chair of Academics


Lee Medicine & Science Hall 310

Phone: (605) 658-5605



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, Organizational Systems Leadership

Research Interests:

Leadership, Academic Incivility, Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility


  • Ph D, Nursing, Walden University, 2019
  • 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:

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


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Kleinhesselink, Anne K.. Dissertation..

Awards and Honors:

  • Graduate Faculty Status, USD, 2020


  • Ihnen, Natalie, Yockey, Jean, Casper-McLay, Heather, Lichtenberg, Michelle, Hunsley-McTighe, Amy, Barnable, Traci, Waters, Heidi, Kleinhesselink, Anne. Using Implementation Science To Bring Order to Curricular Revision. Presented at the AACN Transform 2021 Conference, Dallas, TX. (December 2021)
  • Yockey, Jean, Kleinhesselink, Anne, Pithan, Anne, Varenhorst, Lisa, Hunsley, Amy. Pandemic Leadership: System-Level Success. Presented at the Avera EBP Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 22, 2021)
  • Yockey, Jean, Kleinhesselink, Anne, Pithan, Anne, Varenhorst, Lisa, Smith, Emily, Luken, Regan, Hunsley, Amy. Living Catastrophe Theory Leads to Future Improvements. Presented at the Nuts&Bolts for Nurse Educators Conference, Minineapolis, MN. (August 2020)
  • 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)