Helene Hegge

Instructor

NURSING

Lee Medicine & Science Hall 317

Phone: (605) 658-5621

Email: Helene.Hegge@usd.edu

Bio:

Helene has practiced as a nurse for 30 years in a variety of areas. Her areas of practice include medical/surgical, emergency department, ENT clinic, school nursing, and rural health. Helene is a clinical, lab, and classroom population health nursing instructor and is intent on seeking out community opportunities for USD nursing students. Helene has completed a Post-Master's Certificate in Public Health Nursing from the University of North Dakota. She is a member of Advance Care Planning: Quality Conversations group, which promotes the development of quality conversations concerning end-of-life decisions.


Teaching Interests:

Population Health, Professionalism, ACP Facilitator Training


Research Interests:

Advance Care Planning, Population Health Initiatives.


Education:

  • Post-Masters Certificate-Public Health, Public Health Nursing, University of North Dakota, 2015
  • MS, Walden University, 2011
  • BS, Mount Marty College, 1986

Licensures and Certifications:

  • CPR Healthcare Provider, AHA
  • CPR: Healtcare Provider
  • CPR: Healthcare Provider, American Heart Association
  • Registered Nurse, State of Nebraska

Grants:

  • Lighting a SPARK (Serving Underserved Populations through Advance Care Planning, Respect and Knowledge) in South Dakota, Bush Foundation. (2017 - 2019)
  • Advance Care Planning in South Dakota: Engaging Interprofessional Teams to Implement Quality Conversations, USD. Grant Role: Supporting. (2016 - 2017)

Awards and Honors:

  • Educator Award, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, Huron, S.D., 2017
  • Professor of the Game, Academic Affairs, 2017
  • The Nurse Educator Award, South Dakota Nurses Association, 2016

Presentations:

  • Dieter, Carla, Fischbach, Cheryl, Hegge, Helene, Kupershmidt, Sabina, Abou Samra, Haifa, Bloom, Katherine. Advance Care Planning in South Dakota: Engaging Interprofessional Teams to Implement Quality Conversations. Presented at the 2016 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)
  • Fischbach, Cheryl L., Hegge, Helene. "Advance Care Planning". Presented at the South Dakota Nurses Association, Sioux Fall, SD. (May 12, 2016)
  • Hegge, Helene K.. The Use of Docucare to Promote Active Learning.