Heidi Schmidt

Heidi Schmidt




Phone: (605) 882-5284

Email: Heidi.Schmidt@usd.edu


Heidi Schmidt has been a faculty member with USD since 1999, teaching primarily at the Watertown campus. Heidi currently teaches in N202, N261, N282 and N286 and some online RN-BSN courses.

Teaching Interests:

Medical, surgical, and community nursing.

Research Interests:

Simulation, IPE


  • Masters in Science of Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, South Dakota State University, 1993

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Minnesota State Nursing License, Minnesota State Board of Nursing
  • South Dakota Nursing License, South Dakota State Board of Nursing
  • CPR Certification, American Red Cross


  • Breast Cancer Awareness of Young Women, Susan G. Komen. (2010 - Present)
  • Cultural Care for Life, Watertown Community Foundation and Benedictine Multicultural Center. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2009 - Present)


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.

  • Schmidt, Heidi. "Nursing Programs Share Lab and Resources". NurseTim, Inc., 2010.
  • Schmidt, Heidi, and Nerud, Kimberly. "Immersing students into cultural diversity", 2. Vol. 8, Iss. 3. Taylor Loop Road, Little Rock, AR: South Dakota and North Dakota Boards of Nursing, 2010.
  • Schmidt, Heidi, Brown, Robin, Falkingham, Eleanor, Fischbach, Cheryl, and Nerud, Kim. Meeting Nursing Shortage Needs Through Educational Partnerships: LPN to RN Under One Roof..

Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence Award in Teaching, USD Nurisng, 2017
  • The University of South Dakota Honor Society of Nursing, USD Nursing Department, 2015
  • Seagull Club Award, Lake Area Technical Institute, 2011
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, University of Phoenix, 2002


  • Schmidt, Heidi. "Nursing Programs Share Lab and Resources". Presented at the NurseTimTUBE, webinar. (July 3, 2010)
  • Schmidt, Heidi, Nerud, Kimberly. "Sumergir el oficio de enfermera Estudiantes en diversidad cultural" (Immersing Nursing Students into Cultural Diversity). Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference for Teachers of Nursing Practice, Madison, Wisconsin. (January 5, 2010)
  • Schmidt, Heidi. "Culture Care for Life". Presented at the NEDDS , Mitchell, SD. (September 2009)
  • Schmidt, Heidi. "1+1=122". Presented at the 8th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. (March 2009)