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Christine Tesch

Christine Tesch



SF SEC 110

Phone: (605) 357-1549



Instructor Tesch received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University in 1993. She obtained a Masters of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator Specialty from South Dakota State University. She obtained a post master's Advanced Public Health Nursing Certificate from University of North Dakota. Ms. Tesch is certified as a First Steps ACP instructor.

Teaching Interests:

Evidence-based practice, Population Health

Research Interests:

Population Health


  • Post Masters Certificate, Public Health Nursing, University of North Dakota, 2015
  • MS, Master of Science in Nursing, South Dakota State University, 2010
  • BS, Nursing, South Dakota State University, 1993

Licensures and Certifications:

  • First Steps ACP Certified Instructor, Respecting Choices
  • Advanced Public Health Nursing, University of North Dakota
  • Advance Care Planning Facilitator Certification, USD


  • Safe Sleep for Childcare Providers, South Dakota Community Foundation. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2016)

Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence in Service, USD Nursing, 2019
  • Professor of the Game, USD Academic Affairs, 2019


  • Kupershmidt, Sabina, Tesch, Christine, Barnable, Traci, Johnson, Nikki, Waldner, Dylan, O'Bryan, B. Yoga Breathing Lowers Blood Pressure.. Presented at the USD SHS Research Day, Vermillion. (April 6, 2018)
  • Kim, JoAnn, Babbe, Catherine, Tesch, Christine. Vermillion Health Coalition, Community Health Needs Assessment. Presented at the International Rural Nursing Conference, Rapid City, SD. (July 19, 2016)
  • Hegge, Helene, Tesch, Christine, Stolle, Barbara, , . Advancing the field of public health nursing: Clinical Prevention Simulation. Presented at the Public Health Nursing: Key to Our Naton's Health, Indiabapolis, IN. (June 3, 2016)