Jackie 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
Professor

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

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Shar Georgesen

(712) 274-5298
Professor

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.

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Dianna Sorenson

(712) 274-5265
Professor

Specialty in mental health, health care administration, clinical research, interpersonal communications, statistics. Education: B.S.N., South Dakota State University; M.S.N., Montana State University; Ph.D., University of Arizona; M.B.A., University of Sioux Falls; C.N.S., Montana State University; C.N.L., Commission on Nurse Certification of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Kari Varner

(712) 274-5220
Assistant Professor

Specialty in family primary care. Education: B.S.N., Morningside College; M.S.N., D.N.P., Creighton University