New de Souza Nurse Designates, Kimberly Baxter and Erikka Johnson

February 10, 2016 |

de Souza is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of two oncology nurses in the past few weeks, with both Kimberly Baxter and Erikka Johnson obtaining their de Souza Nurse Designation! Congratulations to both!

Read on below for quotes from each, press releases and news coverage.



“Navigating your way through the cancer care system can be overwhelming. Nurses not only play a valuable role in administering treatment, but we are also looked upon to share valuable information with patients,” said nurse Kimberly Baxter. “de Souza helped me understand the importance of knowing how and when to present essential information to patients, so that they are better able to make informed decisions at every stage of their cancer journey.”


“Cancer affects the entire family and not just the patient. You need to be capable, confident and empathetic to treat the patient and support their family,” said de Souza Nurse Designate Erikka Johnson. “The de Souza Institute has given me an opportunity to be a better nurse, especially when dealing with end of life care. I am very proud to apply this advanced knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life for my patients and their families.”   

Read more about their achievements in the press releases:

and news coverage:

To learn more about how to obtain a de Souza Nurse Designation, please see the designation section of our website.