Jacklyn Barber

(712) 274-5297
Dean of Nursing Education

Serves as the Dean of the Nylen School of Nursing. Specialties are oncology, complex care and community health. Education: B.S.N., Morningside College; M.S., Creighton University; Ed.D., College of Saint Mary; C.N.S., Creighton University; C.N.L., Commission on Nurse Certification of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Mary Kovarna

(712) 274-5154

Serves as Department Chair of the Nylen School of Nursing. Specialties are health assessment, health promotion and leadership/management. Education: B.S.N., University of Iowa College of Nursing; M.S., South Dakota State University; Ed.D., University of South Dakota


Lori Doeschot

(712) 274-5157
Associate Professor

Specialty is adult medical surgical care. Education: B.S.N., Briar Cliff University; M.S., South Dakota State University


Sharlene Georgesen

(712) 274-5298

Specialty is maternal, child and family health. Education: B.A.N., Augustana College; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.


Lauri Sells

(712) 274-5176
Assistant Professor

Specializes in emergency nursing and acute adult heath care. Education: B.S.N., Grand View University; M.S.N., University of Saint Mary.