VEA’s Nurse Consultant, Mary LeBlond has been dedicated to the practice of nursing patients to health since receiving her Diploma in Nursing in 1975 from Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing.
Her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clarkson College of Nursing followed in 1985 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing in 1987. There, she focused on Medical-Surgical Nursing and Nursing Education.
Ms. LeBlond’s responsibilities to Victoria Emergency Associates include process improvement initiatives, ongoing nurse education, and assisting in the startup of new services such as the SANE program.
Mary LeBlond has given her entire career over to caring for others when they are at their most vulnerable, acting as emergency care Staff Nurse or Nurse Manager at several prestigious hospitals, including: Methodist Ambulatory Surgical Hospital, San Antonio, Texas; Methodist Hospital, San Antonio; University Hospital, San Antonio; Trinity Regional Hospital, Fort Dodge, Iowa; University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska; Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, South Dakota; and Memorial Hospital of Natrona County, Casper, Wyoming.
Ms. LeBlond believes that in order to offer the best care, nurses need to be motivated to maintain currency in evidenced-based practice and look for opportunities to make a difference every day in the lives of patients, fellow nurses, and staff. In addition to her own professional responsibilities, she has acted as a nursing Instructor at Regis University, University of Wyoming College of Nursing, Northern Wyoming Community College and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing.
Her stature in the healthcare community has garnered Ms. LeBlond numerous awards and accolades, most recently the National Emergency Nurses Association Gail P. Lenehan Advocacy Award, 2014 and Texas Emergency Nurses Association Educator for 2014.
Ms. LeBlond’s involvement with the networking family of fellow ER nurses at The Emergency Nurses Association is a source of great camaraderie and pride. But her real joy is being surrounded by her amazing children and grandchildren.