Liza Leukhardt, RN

Liza Leukhardt decided to become a nurse 20 years ago after caring for her three year old daughter during two years of chemotherapy for childhood leukemia.  Having already worked as a newspaper reporter, elementary school teacher and theater costumer, Liza views nursing more as a ministry than a career.  For the past twenty years she has been a hospice nurse.  Her ability to work with the dying is a gift she discovered during her daughter’s illness.  Today her daughter is a robust and healthy 29 year old woman with an exceptional empathy for others in need.  Liza currently works as a weekend Baylor nurse for a local home care agency while pursuing a master’s in nursing at the University of Hartford.  She is a contributing writer to and her story may be found in the anthology “Nurses on the Run” edited by Karen Buley.