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December 2018 NCNA Member Spotlight, Wendy S. Leutgens, MSN, RN, CENP, NEA-BC

Wendy S. Leutgens, MSN, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, a nurse of 30 years, works with nurse leaders in the graduate nursing leadership program at the East Carolina University College of Nursing. She is inspired daily by learning as much from them as they learn from her!

“I've reflected on my career many times over the years, but never more than when I worked with Administrative Fellows who spent their first year after graduating from their MHA/MBA programs with me in the C-suite. Mentoring them, and answering their questions about my career path, reminds me that I never expected to be where I am today when I first stepped onto a pediatric unit as a new graduate. Being a nurse opened doors that I never knew existed. Roles, opportunities, places in which to practice, and the variety of experiences are absolutely unlimited in nursing,” Wendy told NCNA.

As a clinical instructor in the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education at ECU, Wendy teaches in the Masters Program, Leadership Concentration. The biggest takeaway she gives to her students is to listen to others, be present in all interactions, and always be honest and genuine.

Wendy's Advice for a New Nurse: 

You have a world of opportunity at your fingertips. Immerse yourself in learning everything you can, find a mentor to help you develop as a nurse and healthcare team member, and keep learning and growing throughout your career. The opportunities are endless!

NCNA thanks you for being a part of our community and for your passion for nursing, Wendy!

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Wendy’s Advice for a New Nurse:  You have a world of opportunity at your fingertips. Immerse yourself in learning everything you can, find a mentor to help you develop as a nurse and healthcare team member, and keep learning and growing throughout your career. The opportunities are endless!