Assistant professor of nursing education
Amanda is a proud 2003 graduate of Morningside College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Her nursing career started in Sioux Falls at Avera McKennan Hospital as a rehabilitation nurse. During her eight years as a staff nurse, she discovered that she enjoyed working with nursing students. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in nursing education from Grand Canyon University. Her specialty is teaching the foundations of nursing and care of the aging. She was elated to get the opportunity to return to Morningside as an assistant professor of nursing where she is able to teach with three of her former professors and carry on the tradition of educating quality and caring nurses. She is married and has two boys and a girl. She stays busy on the farm, participating in church activities and spending time with extended family. She reflects on her Morningside experiences saying, “My professors cared about me and had my best interest in mind. I was able to interact with them on a daily basis and was not afraid to ask them questions.” She says that many things have changed in the last 15 years, but the caring faculty at Morningside College has not.