August 22, 2019

85-year-old nurse celebrates 63 years of nursing

By Karl W Oestreich

FOX 10 Phoenix
by Anita Roman

On any given day, Donna Alger either sees patients or makes calls to prep them for surgery. She works as a registered nurse in the pre-operative evaluation clinic. She's been with the Mayo Clinic for 14 years. "You will see by my age we had an opportunity to be a teacher or nurse in those years," she said. A scholarship put Alger through nursing school, a profession she has loved for 63 years. She's 85 and shows no signs of stopping, and her passion for helping people is her motivation.

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Additional coverage: Advisory Board, Around the nation: Mayo nurse celebrates 63 years in practice

Context: Mayo Clinic nurses are committed to providing outstanding care for patients, families and communities. That commitment to excellence is why Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota have achieved Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Contacts: Jim McVeigh, Lynn Closway

Tags: Donna Alger, FOX10 Phoenix, Mayo Clinic nurses, Nursing, Uncategorized

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