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BSN Alumna, Current DNP Student Featured in Iowa Now

Jennifer Ortega

Bleeding Black and Gold

By Stephen Pradarelli | Iowa Now | 11/11/2013

Jennifer Ortega knew growing up in Cedar Rapids that she wanted to attend the University of Iowa. Five older half-siblings all attended the UI—and so did her mom, who graduated with a master’s degree in higher education.

“I guess you can say that being a Hawkeye is in my blood,” says Ortega.

And how. Not only did Ortega complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the UI in 2006, but she’s currently pursuing a doctorate of Nursing Practice in the UI Family Nurse Practitioner program with the goal of completion in May 2017. Today, she’s a registered nurse in the operating room at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

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Nov 11th, 2013