Rachael Kjelden, DNP
- Instructor of Nursing
I grew up in a small town in South Dakota and got my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University. After graduating, I spent several years as an RN in ND and CA working in med/surg, labor & delivery, and oncology units. I received my Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Mary. Currently, I am specializing in primary care and addiction medicine. When not at work, I enjoy cooking and spending time outdoors with my husband, son, and dogs.
Why I’m At Mary
My philosophy is to provide outstanding patient-centered care through genuine connection, patient education, safety, and good humor. I am excited to work with students at Mary as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Nursing Department.
DNP: University of Mary, 2018
BSN: South Dakota State University, 2012