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Florida Hospital Wauchula Nurse Dixie Davis Named VIP of the Year for Nursing Excellence

After her child graduated from high school, Ms. Davis returned to school to pursue God's lead into nursing. 

Dixie M. Davis, registered nurse and bedside staff nurse at Florida Hospital Wauchula, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who as a VIP of the Year for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in orthopedic rehabilitation nursing. 

A 16-year health care industry veteran, Davis encourages, befriends and educates her patients at every opportunity. At Florida Hospital Wauchula, where she has worked for the past 11 years, Davis manages patient care plans, including making accurate assessments and administering medications in a timely manner. With a goal of enhancing patient outcomes, she also stages interventions and ensures compassionate provision of care. Moreover, she demonstrates an expertise in orthopedic rehabilitation nursing. 

“We receive many compliments from patients about Dixie’s care and compassion. Our patients really love her!” said Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator & Vice President Linda Adler. 

Prior to embarking on her career a nurse, Davis worked as a computer programmer for 14 years. Upon reading a book about a nurse, God led her to return to school while raising and providing for her daughter as a single mother. Guided by her faith, she says, in response to God, "I promised that I would become a nurse if He enabled me to attend nursing school while not working." 

Davis earned a Master of Science in Nursing, summa cum laude, from the University of Phoenix in 2010. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, magna cum laude, from Western Carolina University in 1999 and an associate degree in nursing from Robeson Community College, also magna cum laude, in 1996. Certified in basic life support and cardiac life support, Davis is professionally affiliated with the Florida Nurse Association, the American Nurses Association, the National Nurses Honor Society and Sigma Theta Tau International. Looking ahead, Davis intends to continue working in the health care field and explore the possibility of teaching nursing students.