Lonnie Fynskov, R.N., obtained a bachelor of arts degree in nursing and religion from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., and her certification as a wellness coach at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. After working as a nurse for several years, she moved to patient education in 1997 and is a patient educator for the Cancer Education Program.

This allows Lonnie to pursue her passion of supporting and empowering patients as they navigate the challenges of a current or past cancer diagnosis. Getting to know people, their situations and their stories continue to make the area of cancer education a rewarding and wonderful profession for her.


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