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David Derks

David Derks

Ponchatoula, LA


Cardiology, Medical/Surgical


Professional Achievements:

I am a relatively new to the nursing profession and have been accepted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. I have also achieved numerous awards during my service in the Army/National Guard, including three military achievement medals and two army accommodation medals.

Favorite Thing About My Profession:

My favorite thing about my profession is being able to deliver compassionate care to those who are in need of physical as well as moral support.


I have many virtues that I strive to live by on a daily bases that have been adopted from various life experiences. These virtues include honesty, loyalty, selfless service, respect, and ambition. 

Work History

St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA
Medical Surgical Nurse — October, 2016 to present

Education History

Southeastern Louisiana University
May, 2010 to May, 2016