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Karen R. DeGraaf

Karen R. deGraaf, American home care nurse, geriatrics nurse. Registered Nurse. Purdue Frederick fellow, 1976. Member American College Health Care Executives, American Organization Nurse Executives, River City Business and Professional Women's Organization, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi.

Background

  • DeGraaf, Karen R. was born on September 15, 1945 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Arnold Rinvelt and Julia DeBoer.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Butterworth Hospital, 1966. Student, Western Michigan University, 1968. Student, Southern Illinois University, 1972.

      Student, University Wisconsin, 1977. Bachelor of science in nursing, Henderson State University, 1980. Postgraduate, Henderson State University, 1982.

      MSN, Indiana University, Indianapolis.

    Career

    • Various nursing positions, director private duty Visiting Nurse Association, Michigan, 1966-1980. Charge nurse Leo Levi Arthritis Hospital, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1980-1982. Clinical instructor Jewish Hospital, Louisville, 1982-1984, health care coordinator, 1984-1985, nursing instructor, 1987-1990, nurse critical care, since 1990.

      Head nurse Steamship Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, 1984. Nurse neuroscience unit Jewish Hospital, 1985-1987. Sales representative Upjohn HealthCare Services, 1985-1987.

      Private nurse, 1987; vice president patient care services Nazareth Home Health, 1993-1995. Consultant in home care, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse.

    Works

    Membership

    Member American College Health Care Executives, American Organization Nurse Executives, River City Business and Professional Women's Organization, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi.

    Connections

    • Married Carl deGraaf, September 22, 1966. Children: Darryl, Kyle.
    • father: Arnold Rinvelt
    • mother: Julia DeBoer
    • spouse: Carl deGraaf
    • children: Darryl deGraaf
    • Kyle deGraaf
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    Born September 15, 1945
    (age 72)
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