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Sarah Stokke

Sarah Stokke


I graduated from USD with degrees in Nursing and Psychology. I have experience working as a Registered Nurse in behavioral health, oncology, transplant, endocrinology, nephrology, and intensive care. I also taught at the Career and Technical Education Academy (CTE) in Sioux Falls prior to teaching at USD. I taught Health Careers I, Health Careers II, Basic Life Support (BLS), and the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course. I also supervised students in a hands-on internship at local nursing homes and Avera McKennan during my time at CTE.

Teaching Interests:

Oncology, Mental Health, Quality Improvement, Informatics, Leadership, Pathophysiology, Community Health, Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Terminology, Transplant, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Critical Care, Patient Care, Seminar, Clinical, and Laboratory


  • MS, Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2015
  • BS, Psychology, University of South Dakota, 2006
  • Other, Nursing, University of South Dakota, 2005

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support, First Aid, and HeartSaver Instructor Certification, American Heart Association
  • South Dakota Teaching Certificate, South Dakota Board of Education
  • Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum Certification, Emergency Nurses Association
  • Reigniting the Spirit of Caring Facilitator, Creative Health Care Management
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification, American Heart Association
  • Oncology Nursing Certification, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  • Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider, Oncology Nursing Society
  • Registered Nurse, SD Board of Nursing
  • Basic Life Support Certification, American Heart Association


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.

  • Yockey, Jean, and Stokke, Sarah. "Enigma in the ED: tracking a puzzling illness." 2020. In National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCST), edited by Clyde Herreid. New York, NY: National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCST). , 2020.
  • Stokke, Sarah E.. N321 Virtual Clinical: Caring for the Older Adult..
  • Stokke, Sarah E.. N471 Virtual Simulation: Pandemic Case Study..

Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence in Clinical Teaching Nominee (Student Submissions), USD Nursing Students, 2020
  • Excellence in Teaching Nominee (Faculty Submission), USD Nursing Faculty, 2020
  • Excellence in Teaching Nominee (Student Submissions), USD Nursing Students, 2020
  • Spirit of Caring Award Nominee (Student Submissions), USD Nursing Students, 2020
  • Innovation in Education Grant Recipient, Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation, 2018
  • Dr. John W. Harris Teacher of the Year Nominee, Sioux Falls School District, 2017
  • Avera Angel Award Recipient, Avera Foundation, 2013
  • Avera Distinguished Nursing Service Care Provider Award Winner, Avera Health, 2012


  • Stokke, Sarah, Jaquet, Megan. #20in20: 20 Interactive Classroom Tools in 20 Minutes. Presented at the ACTE Region V Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota. (November 2017)
  • Stokke, Sarah, Jaquet, Megan. #20in40: 20+ Interactive Classroom Tools in 40 Minutes. Presented at the SD Closer Connections Conference, Pioneering New Paths: Promoting Acquisition to Heighten Success, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (November 2017)