Darin Prescott is currently the Community Health & Social Service Director and Clinic CEO of the Lower Sioux Indian Community. Prescott is an enrolled member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community. He received his associate degree in nursing from St. Mary’s Campus of the College of St. Catherine in Minneapolis, MN, his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration Degrees from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. Prescott earned his Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree in the nurse executive track from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He holds certifications in Perioperative Nursing and Ambulatory Surgery Center Administration.
His work experience includes progressive leadership positions in health care including charge nurse, manager, educator, director and most recently, nurse administrator for Mayo Clinic Health System, Southwest Minnesota Region. He has worked in critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and trauma centers. Prescott has served as a board member of the Minnesota Board of Nursing as well as the Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses. He has taught nursing in academic settings for Rasmussen College as well as perioperative (operating room) nursing for Minneapolis Community & Technical College.
Prescott has received the AORN Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Management award in 2014, the Perioperative Nurse of the Year Award from the Minnesota March of Dimes, 2013, the Outstanding Achievement in Evidence Based Practice Award from CentraCare Health System in 2010 and the AORN Next Generation Achievement Award in 2006. He speaks on a variety of clinical and nursing management topics in local, regional and national arenas. Prescott was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society in 2007.