PHOTO: Derek Nickerson

Derek Nickerson

NEF Scholarship winner, Derek Nickerson, is enrolled in the University of South Florida Nurse Anesthesia Program in Tampa, Florida. He practiced as a registered nurse at Tampa General Hospital in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit for three years before going back for his Masters degree. After completing his masters he intends to pursue his doctorate in nurse anesthesia and become involved in educating future students in this field.

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