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JoAnne Geiser

School Nurse

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  • JoAnne Geiser
    Becca Sabot
    “Ever since I was a little girl, my dream has been to become a nurse and to make a difference in the lives of others.”
  • JoAnne Geiser
    Becca Sabot
    “Every day is a new day at Visitation and that is very exciting. I must be ready for whatever comes through my door.”
  • JoAnne Geiser
    Becca Sabot
    “For me, seeing the people in my school community thrive is the definition of a successful day at work.”

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Convent of the Visitation School

 

In April 2012 , Governor Dayton signed a bill requiring all Minnesota high schools to provide CPR and automated external defibrillator training. The Convent of the Visitation was ahead of the game. AEDs had been installed there, and incoming freshman trained on them, since 2003, thanks to forward-thinking school nurse JoAnne Geiser.

Geiser’s day might include checking kids for lice or saving a student from an allergic reaction to peanuts. (For that she received a Saving a Life Award last year from the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota.)

But, Geiser says, “My daily management of students with chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma has been most rewarding. I love making a difference in the life of a child.”

Donald Brock

Donald Brock

Emergency Care

Jan Baller

Jan Baller

Lifetime Achievement

Johannes Koomen

Johannes Koomen

Long-Term Care

Laurel Edinburgh

Laurel Edinburgh

Children's Health

Cyrus Batheja

Cyrus Batheja

Administrative Leadership

Sandy Greenquist

Sandy Greenquist

Women's Health

Jodi Shewczyk

Jodi Shewczyk

Cancer Care

Erin Mehta

Erin Mehta

Clinic Setting

Gretchen Moen

Gretchen Moen

Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Quinlan-Woodward

Jessica Quinlan-Woodward

Hospital Setting

Jeff Paurus

Jeff Paurus

Nurse Educator

Jennifer Bucka

Jennifer Bucka

Rising Star

List of Finalists

These 49 finalists, combined with the 13 award winners, represent the top 25 percent of nurses nominated this year.

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