Jonas IV Veterans Healthcare Scholar Alumni

Kelli Hinsch, RN

South Dakota State University

I am currently in the 4.5 year RN to DNP program with a focus in primary care. I started my career in the US Army as an officer in the nurse corps. I have held leadership roles thru the military and currently practice in pediatrics. I have had various clinical experiences in and out of the service. My love of caring for veterans has brought me to this opportunity. My research focus of Military Sexual Trauma ( MST) is near and dear to my heart. I feel as a veteran it is an area that is often not addressed in the VA. Thru my research, I hope to lead the VA into an era where MST is identified sooner and treated more promptly for veterans.