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Year of the Nurse Feature: Leah Delsing MSN, RN

Year of the Nurse Feature: Leah Delsing MSN, RN

Recognizing Nurse Educator Leah Delsing MSN, RN

As 2020 has been declared Year of the Nurse by the World Health Organization, we would like to take this time to focus on our great nursing staff. They are arguably the most important people in the organization, whether they think so or not. We appreciate the sacrifices they make to take care of us and our loved ones. From working nights and holidays, to being on call and making home visits- they do it all with integrity and courage. They are selfless, caring, innovative, fierce, and much more than we have time to describe. So, nurses, thank you. You do what others cannot, we appreciate you.

With that, BBGH would like to share with you, our community, a little bit more about our nurses. Who they are and why they do what they do.

Meet Leah Delsing MSN, RN. Leah grew up in Eastern Kansas and moved back to the Hemingford area, where her husband is originally from, in 2013. Since then she has worked at BBGH as a Labor and Delivery nurse, and now the Nurse Educator.

When Leah was an EMT (emergency medical technician) she knew she wanted to get more into patient care even though she loved the trauma aspect. Leah said while Labor and Delivery was her “first love” she “loves helping new nurses develop and become excellent.” “If I wouldn’t have been a nurse, I would have been a teacher,” Leah says, so it’s fitting she’s the Nurse Educator at BBGH.

When Leah isn’t taking care of her patients, she enjoys gardening, canning, and freezing the produce from their small orchard and farm. They also raise chickens and goats.

Florence Nightingale, popularly known as the ‘founder of modern nursing’ mentioned in her personal diary in the 1870s, “It will be 150 years to see the kind of nursing I envision.” We hope to continue her vision, 150 years later and 150 years from now. Leah said, “I would like to see advancements of cures for common diseases such as cancer and more. I can also see healthcare getting more into telemedicine and advancement with that going a lot further.”

As 2020 continues, keep your nurses in mind. They have families, hobbies, and feelings just like the rest of us. The main difference is they are courageous enough to do what we cannot, or choose not, to do.