Mary Adebayo

Mary Adebayo



SF SEC 114

Phone: (605) 357-1535



My background in nursing includes cardiology and neurology. I have also been involved in student mentoring and orienting and training new nurses. I also have a business degree that has allowed me to have exceptional analytical, management, and leadership skills.

Teaching Interests:

I am interested in nursing education in general because education empowers us to contribute positively in our community and in the world. I believe that everyone has a different style and pace of learning. By helping students to see their strengths and encouraging them of the possibilities, they are capable of learning and succeeding. I want to help students to develop critical thinking skills so that they can practice safe nursing and enjoy what they do.

Research Interests:

I am interested in student mentoring. Mentoring in nursing programs has helped students with retention, improved student confidence, communication, and leadership skills. I would also like to help bring diversity into nursing in South Dakota and USD in general. "Inclusive excellence" is what I strive for, towards "the goal of making it a normal practice within every facet" at USD.


  • MS, Nursing Education, Western Governors University, 2014
  • BS, Nursing, Western Governors University, 2013
  • ADN, Nursing, Harry S Truman College, 2011
  • BA, Business, Calvin College, 1996

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Advance Care Planning Facilitator
  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • TNCC
  • NIHSS Stroke Scale Certified

Awards and Honors:

  • Nominee - Excellence in Teaching, Department of Nursing, 2018
  • Champions of Inclusiveness Excellence Award Nominee - University Leadership, USD - Office of the President, 2018
  • Nominee - Excellence in Teaching, Department of Nursing, 2017
  • 5 Star Customer Service Winner, Avera Heart Hospital, 2017
  • Outstanding Nurse Mentor, Avera McKennan, 2013