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Katie DeFries receives USI Distinguished Nursing Alumna award
Katie DeFries, a neonatal intensive care nurse at Deaconess Women's Hospital who previously worked as a healthcare missionary in Africa, is the 2014 recipient of the USI Distinguished Nursing Alumna Award.
Each year, the USI Nursing Alumni Society presents this award to recognize a graduate who has made outstanding achievements in a career or public service.
DeFries obtained two nursing degrees from USI: She received her associate of science in nursing in 2003 and her bachelor of science in nursing in 2004. In 2008, she earned a Master of Science degree as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. In 2010, DeFries took her nursing expertise overseas by working as a missionary in Kenya, Africa. Read more about DeFries ...
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