Carla Dieter to lead nursing department at U. of South Dakota
University of South Dakota
September 16, 2011
Carla Dieter has been named chair of the University of South Dakota’s Department of Nursing. Most recently, she served as the interim chair and is an associate professor for the USD Department of Nursing. She has been the director of Nursing Education Scholarship at USD since 2010.
“Carla's commitment to nursing and nursing education fits perfectly with the goals of USD Nursing going forward,” stated Dr. Rodney R. Parry, M.D., vice president and dean of the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota.
Dieter has had extensive teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate education as well as being an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to USD, she served in various undergraduate and graduate positions at the South Dakota State University College of Nursing. Most recently as associate professor and family nurse practitioner at Student Health Services, Dieter coordinated the graduate Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at SDSU. Additionally, she has led faculty in evaluating the scholarship of teaching and learning across the nursing curriculum while at both USD and SDSU. Before her career as a nursing educator, Dieter was a nursing staff member at hospitals in Sioux Falls, S.D., Norfolk, Neb., Osmond, Neb., and Omaha, Neb.
“This is an exciting time to be part of the Department of Nursing at USD because we have the capability of providing our students with several opportunities to reach their nursing goals,” added Dieter, who noted that as part of the School of Health Sciences, USD Nursing offers an associate degree in nursing on the main campus in Vermillion and at four outreach campuses in Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Watertown. Additionally, USD has admitted their first class of R.N.-B.S.N. students this fall. “And USD will be taking their strong reputation in nursing education forward as they develop a four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing.”
Currently, Dieter is the recipient of several awards throughout her distinguished career, including the Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioners (2009), State Award for Excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2006) and the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from the SDSU College of Nursing (2003). She has been a part of successful grant writing teams, authored several nursing and education publications and presented at workshops throughout North America.