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Mary Nissen, DNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Mary Nissen, DNP has been an Advanced Practice Provider in Family Health Care since 2009. Her expertise is in Rural Health Care, Occupational Health and Urgent Care. Ms. Nissen has had considerable experience as an educator, most recently as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Graduate Program at South Dakota State University. Prior to that she taught in the graduate Nursing program at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. She has many years of experience in both undergraduate and graduate nursing education. As well as teaching, she maintains a practice in urgent/acute care in Shenandoah Iowa. Ms. Nissen is the author of several journal articles. She is a contributing editor to the text Rural Nursing: Concepts, Theory and Practice. She has been invited to speak at several regional and national nursing conferences. Ms. Nissen received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa, a post master’s degree from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Creighton University in Omaha, NE.

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Professor in the Graduate Program of South Dakota State University

Mary Kay Nissen is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Graduate Program at South Dakota State University. She has many years of experience in both undergraduate and graduate nursing education.
2009

Advanced Practice Provider

Ms. Nissen has practiced as an Advanced Practice Provider in Family Health Care. Her expertise is in Rural Health Care, Occupational Health and Urgent Care.
2018

Invited to Speak at the 2018 International Rural Nursing Conference

Dr. Nissen is invited to speak at conferences and symposiums, most recently at the 2018 International Rural Nursing Conference Advancing Rural Health through our REACH: Research, Empowerment, Academics, Clinical Practice and Health Promotion, University of Alabama, Nashville, TN, United States.
2018

Authored a Number of Journal Articles

is the author of a number of journal articles and authored a chapter in a rural health nursing text. Her most recent article published was a quality improvement project; Nissen, M. K., Increasing Rates of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in Family Practice: A Quality Improvement Project. South Dakota Medicine, and textbook chapter; Reeder, K., Britson, V. L., Nissen, M. K.
WHY CHOOSE MARY NISSEN

As Your SMC Provider

  • Dr. Nissen holds a special certification in Occupational Health. She has had the opportunity to develop and manage an Occupation Health clinic as well as an Urgent Care clinic.
  • She is the author of a number of journal articles and authored a chapter in a rural health nursing text.
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