SIMULATION IN MOTION—
SOUTH DAKOTA (SIM-SD)
AVAILABLE STATEWIDE . 1
ISSUE 9 MARCH 2012
CAMPS OPPORTUNITIES IN
SD WINS.................... 6
ADDRESSING THE HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE NEEDS IN SOUTH
DAKOTA THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENTS
OF EDUCATION, LABOR & REGULATION, HEALTH AND THE BOARD
Healthcare Workforce 1
Simulation in Motion— 1 HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE
South Dakota (SIM- COLLABORATIVE
Greetings from the South Dakota Healthcare Workforce Cen-
SDSU To Offer BS in 2
ter. Staffs of the Center and the Healthcare Workforce Collab-
Nursing in Aberdeen
orative continue to work at addressing South Dakota’s
USD Nursing Mobile 2 healthcare workforce needs. Read on to see what’s notewor-
Simulation Unit thy over the past few months as well as what’s coming up in
AHEC Update 3
the near future! As always, we welcome any feedback you
have regarding these and other workforce development is-
RISE-UP Program 3 sues.
USD Health Career 4
SDSU Health Career 4
SIMULATION IN MOTION-SOUTH
Scrubs Camps 4 The South Dakota Office of Rural smaller outreach vehicles. All
Health continues to provide lead- five units include a variety of
REHPS Program 5
ership for Simulation in Motion - human patient simulators along across South Dakota.
South Dakota (SIM-SD). SIM-SD with the curriculum and neces-
Disaster Preparedness 5
is an educational program de- sary medical equipment to pro- Partners in this effort include
Training Avera Health, Mobridge Regional
signed to implement statewide vide realistic training. Each unit
Future of Nursing 5 outreach training for pre-hospital Hospital, Regional Health, St.
and hospital emergency care Mary’s Healthcare Center and
SD WINS 6 Sanford Health.
providers. Funding from The
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley For more information, contact
Charitable Trust has provided Halley Lee or call
three mobile learning labs that 605.773.6320.
are fully equipped for training as
emergency rooms, intensive care To schedule training, visit the
departments and ambulances. will take training directly to pre- website at www.SIM.SD.gov.
Funds have also provided two hospital and hospital staffs
HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE UPDATE Page 2
SDSU TO OFFER BS IN NURSING IN ABERDEEN
(contributor: Board of Regents) coursework in January ary at Northern State Uni-
Recently the Board of Re- 2013. versity in Aberdeen. Stu-
gents authorized South dents take coursework and
The Accelerated Option is
Dakota State University to participate in lecture, on-
for students who have com-
offer the B.S. in Nursing in campus labs, and clinical
pleted a bachelor's degree
Aberdeen. The accelerated rotations in Aberdeen and
in any field and wish to ob-
12-month B.S.N. curriculum surrounding communities
tain a Bachelor of Science
is designed for students with compressed experienc-
degree with a major in Nurs-
Additional nursing options through who have already complet- es in Sioux Falls.
ing. The program takes 12
SDSU now available. ed a bachelor’s degree in months to complete and Visit the website for more
another discipline. The first starts once a year in Janu- information.
cohort of students will begin
USD DISTANCE NURSING PROGRAM LAUNCHES
MOBILE SIMULATION UNIT
(contributor: Board of Regents) smart classroom and state- competency validation and
Through funding from the of-the-art equipment found individuals involved in ca-
Looking for a in any modern simulation reer advancement in high-
American Recovery and
concise way to unit, including mannequins risk nursing areas.
Reinvestment Act of 2009,
present health the University of South Da- that talk, cough, produce
Built by LaBoit Inc. from
careers to kota’s A.S.N. Distance Nurs- heartbeats and breathe, the
Columbus, Ohio, which spe-
students? Contact ing Program has unveiled a MSU also features video
cializes in customized mo-
SDAHO online to mobile simulation unit recording devices and a flat-
bile vehicles that serve the
order your new, (MSU) featuring cutting- screen viewing monitor in a
medical, law enforcement,
updated health edge technology. The MSU, multi-purpose debriefing
veterinary and emergency
career brochures. weighs approximately area resembling a waiting
command fields, the MSU is
25,000 lbs. and is 38-feet room. The recording and
entirely funded by a portion
long. viewing equipment allows
of a $5 million grant from
students an opportunity to
“Simulation provides nurs- the Employment and Train-
view a live feed of the simu-
ing students a way to prac- ing Administrative/U.S. De-
lation or review recordings
tice dealing with critical partment of Labor that was
to examine their perfor-
situations before dealing awarded to USD Nursing on
mance and enhance learn-
with real patients,” stated March 1, 2010. Most of
faculty member Barbara these grant funds will go
Stolle, R.N., M.S. The MSU Besides serving students in toward recruitment efforts
resembles mobile medical primarily rural communities of unemployed veterans
clinics or mobile diagnostic throughout the nine states and military personnel with
units, and will be used to where nursing students an interest in obtaining en-
provide students in the dis- participate in clinical train- try-level health care posi-
tance-learning program the ing through the USD A.S.N. tions and completing the
opportunity to learn and Distance Nursing Program, online USD A.S.N. Distance
New mobile learning opportunity for
USD nursing students. practice nursing care skills usage of the MSU will be Nursing Program. Funds will
and participate in patient extended to partners of the also assist future nurse
care simulations. distance nursing program: educators completing grad-
new graduate hires, incum- uate degrees.
In addition to containing all bent staff RNs in cross-
of the technology used in a training, nurses pursuing
Page 3 MARCH, 2011
MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK
(contributor: AHEC) Students gained a better On October 13, 2011 Sioux
On September 29, 2011 understanding of how to Falls Christian High School,
Sioux Falls Christian High serve their community in SD AHEC, Avera McKennan
School students spent an the wake of a natural disas- Hospital, and The Salvation
afternoon exploring the field ter. Army partnered to help in
of Public Health. Staff from the clean-up effort at Dako-
The presentation also in-
the University of Iowa’s Up- ta Dunes, SD. Nearly 275
cluded two student speak-
per Midwest Public Health students and teachers
ers from the Dakota Dunes.
Training Center (UMPHTC) spent the entire day remov-
They described their experi-
collaborated with the South ing sand-bags, cleaning
ences of being evacuated AHEC partners to increase awareness
Dakota AHEC to develop a park equipment, and aiding
from their homes during the of public health issues.
program that introduces in reconstruction efforts of
flooding this past summer.
students to public health homes along the river.
One student and her family
emergency preparedness, had to live in a nursing Many residents in the area
the 10 Greatest Public home. Another family spent showed their appreciation
Health Achievements, and a number of nights in a to the effort as they visited
careers in Public Health. bank. Although the environ- with the students through-
Students worked through ment was certainly out of out the day about the life
case studies and were as- the ordinary, he said he was changing experience and
signed roles as they worked pleased with the arrange- the gratitude of a positive Encourage students
through possible disasters ment compared to what community response. to participate in
common to the Midwest. others had to endure. the Healthcare
MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH CAREERS/RESEARCH
INITIATIVES FOR STUDENT ENHANCEMENT --
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (MCHC/RISE-UP)
Click here to see
related training to under- versity partners from across
The Maternal and Child graduate students from the nation will offer learning
Health Careers/Research underrepresented popula- opportunities for these stu-
Initiatives for Student En- tions defined by the federal dents, both at a local and
hancement (MCHC/RISE- government to encourage national level. This pro-
UP) Program , a national and support the pursuit of gram's ultimate goal is to
consortium of universities, graduate degrees. MCHC/ promote a more diversified
committed to diversifying RISE-UP grant funding was and equal health system by
the public health workforce, awarded to Kennedy Krieger introducing highly qualified
is pleased to announce Institute (KKI) by the Cen- undergraduate students
summer internship opportu- ters for Disease Control and from underrepresented
nities for undergraduate Prevention (CDC). The pro- groups to the field of public
students from underrepre- gram is built on a model health.
sented backgrounds. developed at Kennedy
Additional information and
Krieger using a previous
RISE-UP is funded by the online applications may
CDC RISE grant.
Centers for Disease Control found at the following ad- New opportunity to promote di-
and is a collaboration of The program is designed for dress: versified healthcare workforce
undergraduates in their now available.
Kennedy Krieger Institute, www.kennedykrieger.org/
Baltimore, MD, the Sanford junior and senior year, and
School of Medicine at the recent baccalaureate de-
University of South Dako- gree students in psychology,
ta, University of South Cali- social work, biology, nurs-
fornia, and California State ing, public health, sociology,
University Los Angeles. and other related disciplines Interested students may
who are interested in learn- email Jenese McFadden,
MCHC/RISE-UP Program ing more about the preven- Program Coordinator or call
provides opportunities for tion of health disparities. at 443.923.5879.
enhanced public health and Through this program, uni-
HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE UPDATE Page 4
USD SIXTH ANNUAL HEALTHCARE CAREERS
(contributor: USD) students will also have an official school transcript and
High school students enter- opportunity to observe med- a personal statement. Pref-
ing the 10th through 12th ical demonstrations, partici- erence will be given to stu-
grades this fall are eligible pate in a tour of the gross dents entering 11th and
to attend the week-long anatomy lab and attend 12th grades. Application
camp June 17-22, 2012 presentations by area deadline is Monday, April
and participate in a variety health professionals. Tui- 30. For more camp infor-
of hands-on learning and tion is $100 per student. mation or to download an
information-gathering activi- Meals, lodging, and all edu- application, please visit
USD to host healthcare careers sum-
ties. Additionally, camp cational and recreational www.usd.edu/med/health-
mer camp in June.
participants will be able to activities are provided. All careers-camp.cfm or con-
interact with healthcare applications require a coun- tact Kathy VanKley at 677-
professionals and faculty selor nomination, a parent 7288 or
members. During the week, or guardian’s signature, an Kathy.email@example.com.
SDSU TO HOST HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER
CAMP IN JULY
(contributor: SDSU) quirements associated with registered. Please encour-
SDSU will host a health different majors and career age students to complete
Looking for tools to
professions career camp paths related to health pro- and return the application
use to discuss fessions. on-line, along with a nonre-
health careers with July 18-20, 2012 on the
SDSU campus in Brookings. fundable registration fee of
students? Visit the The camp will begin at
The aim of the camp is to $75 (payable to SDSU) no
HOTT website at 10:00 a.m. July 18 and
inform, educate and inspire later than June 15.
www.healthcareers. conclude with a faculty/
young people about the advisor panel, meal, and a Registration materials can
sd.gov. many careers available in chance to meet with Admis- be found at: http://
health related professions. sions Office representatives www.sdstate.edu/nurs/
Students will have the on the afternoon of July 20. outreach/health-camp.
chance to participate in field Parents are invited to at-
If you have questions about
trips to healthcare facilities tend the Friday afternoon
the Health Professions Ca-
and to interact with a variety activities.
reer Camp, please don’t
of health care professionals. Cost for participants is $75 hesitate to contact Greg
The camp is designed to each, which includes food, Heiberger at 605-688-4294
give motivated high school lodging, and all other ex- or via email.
students a better under- penses associated with the
standing of the employment program. The camp is lim-
options and academic re- ited to the first 25 students
More Scrubs Camps still on Several of these camps If you know of students who
the calendar! The Depart- have been held, however, may be interested in attend-
ments of Health and Educa- there are still some camp ing, refer them to the link
tion are once again partner- opportunities coming this below for registration mate-
ing to host Scrubs Camps Spring. rials.
across South Dakota. These
Locations and dates for the www.scrubscamps.sd.gov
camps are free, one day,
remaining camps are:
hands-on health career For more information, con-
awareness opportunities for Madison: 3/23/12 tact Chrystal Wright or call
high school students. Thir- Rapid City: 3/30/12 605.773.2706.
teen camps are scheduled Sioux Falls: 3/20/12
for school year 2011/2012.
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REHPS SUMMER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM 2012
(contributor: YRAHEC) physician assistant, ad- immersed in the community
The REHPS Summer Experi- vanced practice nursing, and gain an understanding
ence Program has received and pharmacy programs will of the important leadership
30 applicants competing for have the opportunity to role healthcare providers
12 positions in Parkston, learn from some of the best have in rural communities.
Wessington Springs, Red- healthcare providers in the Look for more updates on
state over the four week the REHPS Summer Experi- Rural opportunities for health pro-
field, Wagner, Winner, and fessional students available through
Philip. Starting in June, 12 course. Additionally during ence Program at: the Yankton Rural AHEC.
students from the medical, the program, students are http://www.yrahec.org/.
HEALTH CARE STUDENTS RECEIVE CRITICAL
TRAINING AT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DAY
(contributor: Board of Regents) students received one-of-a- ment of Health, the Sanford
Hundreds of students in kind training in disaster School of Medicine of the
healthcare programs from preparation. Curriculum University of South Dakota,
South Dakota’s largest uni- taught included the Core the University of South Da-
versities were recently at Disaster Life Support® Ver- kota School of Health Sci-
the University of South Da- sion 3.0 course – one of the ences, South Dakota State
kota for Disaster Prepared- National Disaster Life Sup- University, the Regional
ness Day at the Andrew E. port (NDLS) program cours- Training Center for Upper
Lee Memorial Medicine and es provided by the American Midwest and the Yankton
Science Building. Medical Association and the Rural Area Health Education
National Disaster Life Sup- Center (AHEC).
Students from USD’s School port Foundation, Inc. Addi- Partnership prepares future
of Health Sciences and San- For more information about healthcare providers for disas-
tional instruction included ters.
ford School of Medicine South Dakota Disaster Pre-
breakout sessions in Triage,
majoring in medicine, nurs- paredness Training, please
ing, physician assistant, contact Kassy Youmans,
and SIM-SD, Psychology
social work, clinical lab sci- REHPS Program Manager,
First Aid, and SERV-SD and
ence, occupational therapy, Yankton, S.D., at (605) 655-
Point of Dispensing (POD)
physical therapy and dental 1400. To learn more about
hygiene programs as well as the NDLS program, please
South Dakota State Univer- Disaster Preparedness Day visit www.ama-assn.org/go/
sity pharmacy students and is a collaborative effort of ndls or www.ndlsf.org.
nursing practice doctorate the South Dakota Depart-
FUTURE OF NURSING: CAMPAIGN FOR ACTION
(contributor: Board of Nursing) mont. South Dakota is join- proud to contribute to the
South Dakota’s Action Coali- ing a nationwide network of vision of the Campaign for
tion is proud to join 11 other states – now 48 across the Action: a health care system
states named this week to country – hard at work im- where all Americans have
the Future of Nursing: Cam- plementing the recommen- access to high-quality care,
paign for Action – Alabama, dations of the Institute of with nurses contributing to South Dakota to join coalition to
Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, Medicine report, The Future the full extent of their capa- impact the future of nursing.
Maine, Nevada, New Hamp- of Nursing: Leading Change, bilities. Learn more:
shire, North Dakota, Oklaho- Advancing Health. South www.thefutureofnursing.org.
ma, Tennessee, and Ver- Dakota’s Action Coalition is
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STRENGTHENING RURAL HEALTH IN SOUTH
SD HEALTHCARE DAKOTA—BY GOV. DENNIS DAUGAARD
(reprinted with permission: February 24, 2012)
600 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501 This week, the Legislature passed several bills that will strengthen rural health care in
605.773.6320 (p) South Dakota. I thank legislators for moving forward with these portions of my South Dako-
605.773.5683 (f) ta WINS (Workforce Initiatives) program.
firstname.lastname@example.org South Dakota will need thousands more health-care providers in the near future as our
population ages and significant numbers of current medical professionals near retirement.
doh.sd.gov/RuralHealth/workforce/ The Department of Labor and Regulation estimates that more than 8,000 additional
healthcare workers will be needed by 2018.
This need is especially acute in rural areas. All or portions of 59 out of the 66 counties in
South Dakota have been federally designated as health professional shortage areas by
federal health officials.
That’s why promoting rural health occupations is one of the four main components of my
South Dakota WINS plan to get more South Dakotans trained and ready to work in a rapidly
changing economy. South Dakota WINS and its rural health component are designed to
help assure that all citizens of the state – no matter where they live – have access to quali-
ty health care.
South Dakota WINS will increase the University of South Dakota Medical School class size
by four students a year and create a rural track to give third-year medical students an ex-
tended experience living and training in rural communities.
South Dakota WINS will increase USD’s Physician Assistant Program by five students and
convert five of the current non-resident slots in each class to positions for South Dakotans.
Most USD physician assistant graduates stay in South Dakota.
South Dakota WINS will expand our existing recruitment assistance program for physicians,
dentists and mid-level practitioners. We’ll increase to 15 the number of physicians who can
participate at one time and make more physicians eligible, adding internal medicine, pedi-
atrics and OB/GYN physicians. Pediatric dentistry will now be eligible for participation along
with the current general dentistry. We’ll also increase to 15 the number of mid-levels, in-
cluding physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, and certified nurse practitioners.
South Dakota WINS will help rural hospitals and nursing homes recruit health professionals
–from dietitians and nurses to physical therapists and lab techs – by increasing to
$10,000 the incentive paid to participants in facility recruitment assistance programs.
At the state level, we recognize that recruiting and retaining health-care professionals is an
ongoing challenge for rural communities and facilities, and we’re committed to working
with them. The tools offered by South Dakota WINS can help meet those challenges and
assure quality health care for all South Dakotans, wherever you may live.
Building South Dakota’s
Healthcare Workforce for the
future. MORE INFORMATION?
Halley Lee: Department of Health
Brian Groote: Department of Education
Deb Halling: Department of Labor & Regulation
Paul Gough: Board of Regents
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