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Carolyn Nelson

Carolyn Nelson


Instructor for USD nursing on the Vermillion campus. Carolyn is currently teaches N352 and is a team teacher in N320 and N383. She serves on the USD Nursing Faculty Assessment Committee while instructing in the classroom. As a nurse educator she works with the beginning of program BSN students. Her nursing background includes surgery, critical care, professional education, and community education.

Teaching Interests:

Medical and Surgical


  • MS, Master of Science in Nursing, Aspen University, 2015
  • BS, Bachelors of Science in Nursing , South Dakota State University, 1995

Licensures and Certifications:

  • BLS Instructor Course, Western Iowa Community College and American Heart Association
  • BLS Provider course, Western Iowa Community College
  • BLS Instructor , American Heart Association
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention Instructor, Mercy Medical Center
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor, Red Cross
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification, American Heart Association
  • Registered Nurse, South Dakota Nurse Licensure