Kathryn Pickering, a 2013 University of Tulsa nursing graduate, recently received St. Louis Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Award for 2017 for Cardiovascular Nursing. The magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards recognize nurses from institutions across the St. Louis region for their exceptional level of knowledge, passion and dedication to their fields.
Pickering was inspired to enter the field by her mother, who is a nurse: “I feel very fortunate; at a very young age I knew I wanted to get into nursing, do something where I could help people,” she says.
Today, at Mercy Hospital’s 16-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit in St. Louis, Pickering cares for patients who’ve sustained life-changing events (heart attack, cardiac arrest) and undergo complex procedures (bypass, amputation).
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