The Margaret Tyson Award went to Leslie Rhodes who is pursuing her doctorate at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, while working as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She is involved in both inpatient and outpatient care of pediatric orthopedic patients. After obtaining a BSN from Delta State University she went on for her MSN at Vanderbilt University. Throughout her educational training she has maintained her interest in pediatric care. She is presently active in several professional nursing organizations and is scheduled to make a podium presentation on common pediatric knee disorders related to overuse injuries at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
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