Wheaton Iowa's Chief Nursing Officer earns Doctorate from University of Iowa

posted 5/4/2018 in News

Kelly Richards, DNP, RN, Chief Nursing Officer with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa (Wheaton Iowa), recently earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a Health Systems focus from the University of Iowa. At the time of her enrollment and acceptance into this leading program, the University of Iowa DNP Health Systems Program ranked second nationally. 

“I’ve always had a passion for nursing – whether at the bedside with patients or teaching students in a clinical setting," Richards said. "Leaders and nurses at every level are collaborating to ensure an exceptional experience – for both colleagues and our patients!”

Richards lives in rural Fairbank with her husband Ron, where the couple has raised two sons