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Release: Oct. 9, 2001

UI nurse receives WOCN Nurse of the Year award

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Affiliate of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (WOCN) Society recently presented its first Nurse of the Year award to a University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics advanced practice nurse.

Beverly Folkedahl accepted the award last month at the WOCN chapter meeting in Des Moines. Presenters called Folkedahl "well-respected nationally, exceptionally knowledgeable, and dedicated to WOC nursing," and praised her leadership, vision, caring attitude and communication skills.

Folkedahl graduated from the UI College of Nursing in 1970. She received her WOCN certification in 1983 and has maintained her certification since then.

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