Wade Nilson

Wade Nilson

Chair, Physician Assistant Program

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Julian Hall 105

Phone: (605) 658-5931

Email: Wade.Nilson@usd.edu

Bio:

Mr. Nilson has practiced as a Physician Assistant since 1997, initially practicing primary care in a rural area. He has been a Physician Assistant educator since 2000. Mr. Nilson has been the program director for the past 14 years and continues to practice in Emergency Medicine.


Teaching Interests:

Physical exam, Medicine topics, PA professional issues.


Research Interests:

Noncognitive attributes to PA student success


Education:

  • EDD, Educational Leadership, Bethel University , 2016
  • MS, Physician Assistant, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2003
  • BS, Physician Assistant, The University of South Dakota, 2001
  • Certificate of Completion, Physician Assistant, The University of South Dakota, 1997
  • AS, Respiratory Care, Southeast Community College, 1993

Licensures and Certifications:

  • PA Certification, NCCPA
  • Drug Enforcement Agency , DEA
  • Physician Assistant License, State of Nebraska
  • Physician Assistant License, State of Iowa
  • PA Certification, NCCPA
  • Physician Assistant License, State of Nebraska
  • Physician Assistant National Certificaion Examination, National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants
  • PA Certification, NCCPA
  • Physician Assistant License, State of Iowa

Publications:

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  • Seefeldt, Teresa, Mort, Jane, Brockevelt, Barbara, Giger, Jarod T., Jordre, Becca, Lawler, Michael J., Nilson, Wade, Svien, Lana, and . A Pilot Study of Interprofessional Case Discussions for Health Professions Students Using the Virtual World Second Life.. Edited by Robin M. Zavod, PhD, 224-231. Vol. 4. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2012. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cptl.2012.05.007)
  • Nilson, Wade, and Vogt, H. The University of South Dakota Physician Assistant Studies Program. Edited by Megan Myers, Keith Hansen, MD, 351-353. Vol. 63, Iss. 10. Sioux Falls, SD: South Dakota Medicine, 2010.

Awards and Honors:

  • Distinguished Fellow, AAPA, 2017
  • Distinguised Service Award, South Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants, 2014

Presentations:

  • Nilson, Wade. Personality Characteristics - not selected. Presented at the Physician Assistant Educaiton Association. (2017)
  • Nilson, Wade. What to do with ARC-PA standard B3.02 - not accecpted. Presented at the Physician Assistant Educaiton Association. (2017)
  • Nilson, Wade, Schweinle, William. Are Noncognitive Traits Important Variables In Physician Assistant Education?. Presented at the American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Meeting (Poster Presentation), Atlanta, GA. (June 1, 2010)
  • Schweinle, William, Nilson, Wade. Non-cognitive predictors of overall PA student performance. Presented at the 2010 Physician Assistant Education Forum, Baltimore, MD. (2010)
  • Nilson, Wade, Schweinle, William. Are physician assistant (PA) program admissions processes capturing what one wants in a PA?. Presented at the 2009 Annual Physician Assistant Education Forum, Portland, OR. (2009)
  • Schweinle, William, Nilson, Wade, Papka, Louise. Non-cognitive Predictors of Didactic Performance. Presented at the 2009 Annual Physician Assistant Education Forum, Portland, OR. (2009)