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Kathy Koon

MSN 1971 - Distinguished Alumna and Faculty



Recognized for her 21 years of university teaching experience, she retired as Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing at Georgia Southern University. She was one of two pilot students in the first Family Nurse Clinician M.S.N. Program at Vanderbilt University, assisting Dr. Beverly Henry Bowns with the development of that program. In 1972, she was one of the first Family Nurse Practitioners hired to work in a local Public Health Department in Tennessee. She has continued to be active professionally since her retirement, including qualifying and serving as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and helping to establish a center for victims of sexual assault in her community.

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