For Terri Ferrell, a Hawkeye family history in health sciences runs deep. Both she and her sister are graduates from the University of Iowa’s College of Nursing; her brother attended the Carver College of Medicine; and, her grandfather, father and uncle all graduated from UI’s College of Dentistry.
“There was no question where I wanted to go to school. My family has always been Iowa Hawkeyes,” Ferrell says. “It was a forgone conclusion that my sister and I would choose nursing school at the University of Iowa.”
Ferrell (BSN ′74, MA Nursing ′75) currently practices at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Of her 42 years in the nursing profession, she has spent the last 19 as an operating room (OR) nurse. Her primary role is serving as the clinical nurse expert for the OR—interfacing with all the different departments and disciplines as they strive to provide the best possible care for their patients.
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