Rebecca Hope Le’s career path has been fueled by passion and calling. Her journey into nursing and teaching began with her international mission work in 1992. Today, mission work has led Rebecca all over the world, providing life-changing opportunities to serve in countries such as Mexico, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Korea, Vietnam, and Uganda. During mission trips, she has performed a variety of services, including assisting in opening medical clinics, conducting health education programs, and providing childcare training in orphanages.
Working with orphans sparked Rebecca’s passion for children, which led to her work as a pregnancy crisis counselor and nurse in high-risk labor and delivery units. She has been actively involved in maternal child-patient education and has conducted training on newborn care, childbirth education, breastfeeding support, parenting, and natural family planning. She is also deeply passionate about adolescent health and has taught eating disorder prevention and HIV education. Rebecca’s passion for healthcare, missions, and education naturally led to her work as a nursing faculty, administrator, and researcher.
Le received her BSN from Oklahoma City University, going on to achieve her MSN from Southern Nazarene University and her Ph.D. from Oklahoma City University.
“There are so many amazing components of my lifelong career at OKWU. The most important part is being able to integrate my love for the Lord, calling as a nurse, and compassion for people, families, communities, and the world. I love being able to mentor nursing students in their calling as nurses and to make a global impact for the Kingdom.”
Mental Health Clinical
Spiritual Aspects in Nursing
Nursing Missions and Nursing Missions Clinical
Fundamentals of Nursing
Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family
Foundations of Adult Education
Research, Instruction & Learning
Teaching & Clinical Practicum.
Publications or Presentations
Amann, C.A. & Diener, E. Presentation (2015). Authors: Diener, E., Amann, C., Brothers, R., Hutchings, A., Knight, H. & Le, B. International Nurse’s Motivation and Experiences in Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nursing in the United States. The Honor Society of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennium Conference, November 2015, Las Vegas, NV
Le, R. Encompassing Effect of Caring: Prevention of Negative and Emotional effects of Institutionalism on Orphaned Children. South Africa International Caritas Consortium, September 2015, Johannesburg, SA
OCU Center for Educational Effectiveness (2015)
Le, R. The Effects of Caretaker Training on the Emotional and Physical Needs of Institutionalized Orphans. Indiana Wesleyan University Innovations in Faith Based Nursing Conference, June 2018, Marion, IN.
Le, R. Agape Healthcare Model During COVID-19. Healthcare Christian Fellowship Good News from the Front Lines, September 2019.
Scrubs with Capes: Regent School of Nursing Webinar Series (2020)
Mauk, K. & Hobus, M. (2021). Nursing as Ministry. Jones & Bartlett Learning: (Newbanks, Eckerd, Rieg, Stephen & Le, 2021, Chapter 3, pp. 37-56).
Thompson, B., (2022). Does Education and Training about the Developmental Care of Infants Based on Watson’s Theory of Human Caring Help Orphanage Workers Satisfy the Emotional and Physical Needs of Institutionalized African Orphans up to the Age of Five. International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Science, 2 (3).
Co-Founder, The Cottage of Bartlesville.
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