Meet Hallie Schauer, a seasoned Registered Nurse whose career spans over 30 years. Having earned degrees from Montana State University, Hallie has worked in various healthcare settings, including cancer care, surgery, and assisted living. She is skilled in critical care and different medical procedures, and she’s also deeply dedicated to her community, holding leadership roles and volunteering widely. 

Now living in Sheridan, Wyoming, Hallie contributes her expertise at the Welch Cancer Center. She enjoys fishing, golfing, and hunting in her free time. Her story is a testament to the impact one person can have in healthcare and beyond, offering valuable insights for anyone interested in the field or making a difference in their community.

The Interview with Hallie Schauer

How do you define success, and how long did it take you to find it?

Success isn’t about reaching a specific endpoint. It’s about the journey, impacting others positively, offering comfort, and growing personally and professionally. I discovered my success when I saw the difference my work makes, no matter how small.

What are the qualities of a good nurse?

Being empathetic, strong, and a good listener is crucial in nursing. It’s more than just knowing about medicine; it’s about forming connections with patients, grasping their worries, and providing support. Effective nurses blend their medical skills with the ability to offer emotional comfort to those in their care.

What challenges did you have to overcome at the beginning of your journey?

Switching from book learning to actual caregiving was a giant leap. Each patient is different, and meeting their needs while keeping quality care was challenging.

What’s one trend that excites you?

I’m thrilled about how tech is changing healthcare. Things like online doctor visits and better tests are making it easier for everyone to get good healthcare.

What advice would you give your younger self?

I welcome every challenge and chance. You grow the most in your personal and work life in the tough times.

What is one habit that helps you be productive?

Take care of yourself. Nursing is tough. To keep sharp and full of energy, I rest, do things I enjoy, and spend time with family and friends.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, what do you do?

I pause and take a deep breath. A bit of calm or a chat with a coworker can make a big difference, helping me refocus and come back even stronger.

Key Takeaways

Hallie Schauer’s story shows us the huge impact one person can have. Her passion, willingness to learn, and genuine care for her patients motivate current and future nurses. Her story teaches us that real success is about the positive change we bring to others’ lives. 

Since 2018, Hallie has been a valued RN/PRN at the Welch Cancer Center, working between Sheridan, Wyoming, and Phoenix, Arizona. Her commitment deeply affects her patients’ lives, showing the power of perseverance and compassion in nursing.

Hallie Schauer

Hallie currently resides in Sheridan, Wyoming, where she continues contributing to healthcare as an RN/PRN at Welch Cancer Center while actively participating in volunteer activities and pursuing her passions for fishing, golfing, and hunting.