Margaret Hegge, RN, MS, EdD, FAAN, Board Chairperson

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Margaret Hegge bio

Marge Hegge is a tenured Distinguished Professor and
Assistant Undergraduate Department Head for the Accelerated Program at
the College of Nursing, South Dakota State University.  She has a
bachelors degree in nursing, a master's degree in counseling, an MSN in
community gerontology and a doctorate in adult and higher education.
She is a member of Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, having served twice
as its President.  She was chair of the ANA Reference Committee, and
served on that group for 4 consecutive years.  She has been an elected
delegate to ANA House of Delegates 6 times. 

She has authored multiple peer reviewed articles and book chapters.  She
has co-developed and implemented several funded grant proposals to build
infrastructures for new programs, including a new PhD program.  She was
President of the board of Directors of Lutheran Social Services of South
Dakota and serves on the Board of the SD Chapter of the March of Dimes.

Her career has spanned 3 decades including the following high level
leadership positions:  Director, SD Colleagues in Caring Workforce
Development Project, Coordinator, Title III Strengthening Institutions
Grant, Director of SDSU Academic Evaluation and Assessment, Graduate
Department Head and Acting Dean.  In her capacity as Program
Coordinator, Dr. Hegge continues to conduct research on stressors and
coping strategies of accelerated nursing students.  She is also a member
of the International Consortium of Parse Scholars.  She currently serves
on a research team studying the phenomenon of taking a risk.  She
developed and taught a doctoral course in the Ethics of Health Care in

Honors include:  Gerontology Fellow, Bush Leadership Fellow, Who's Who
of Executive Professionals, SD Nurses' Association Distinguished Service
Award, SDNA President's Award. ealth Care.