Andra Bower, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Andra Thompson is originally from Dell Rapids, SD. Andra graduated from South Dakota State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She then completed her Master of Science degree in Nursing in 2019 with an emphasis in nursing education. Andra has worked in Neonatal Intensive Care, Newborn Nursery, Labor & Delivery, and Pediatric home health. 

Andra Thompson's previous teaching experience includes formal precepting and assisting with unit education. 

In her free time, Andra enjoys spending time at the lake, and hanging out with her dog, Tucker. 



  • B.S.N., Nursing, South Dakota State University, 2015
  • M.S.N., Nursing Education, South Dakota State University, 2019

Courses Taught

  • NUR446 - Maternal Newborn Nursing
  • NUR231 - Fundamentals of Nursing
  • NUR431 - Nursing Capstone
  • NUR451 - Management, Leadership & Prof.Issues
  • NUR305 - Cultural, Spiritual, and EthicalDimensions of Holistic Care
  • NUR354 - Evidence-Based Nursing Practice**Designated Honors Course**

Professional Memberships

American Nurses Association


  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Labor and Delivery

Service/Volunteer Work

St. Michael Parish

Volunteer and relgious education teacher