After a two year hiatus Nancy Leigh Harless RN, BSN, WHCNP returns to One Nurse as our volunteer Communications Liaison. Nancy is a nurse and an award winning poet and writer. Her works have been included in many anthologies including Cup of Comfort, The Healing Project, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Travelers’ Tales, as well as many professional and literary journals. She is the author of Womankind: Connection & Wisdom around the World, and Editor of the anthologies Nurses Beyond Borders, and To the Rescue.
A graduate of Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education through EWU, Nancy received her advanced degree in Women’s Health at University of Texas S Medical Center. Her nursing career was spent in L & D, and in Public Health working largely with women and children. As a nurse practitioner she provided well women care and family planning in rural Iowa clinics. Now retired, Nancy travels often -- usually off the well-paved road. Throughout her travels she has seen women struggle, sometimes against daunting odds. She has seen them nearly break under the weight of their own lives, but she also has felt an abundance of spirit, of wisdom and of connection with these same people -- ordinary people who live with extraordinary grace. Nancy has volunteered in Belize, Guatemala, Kosovo and Mexico and looks forward to participating on more medical missions helping to improve the lives of women.