Student returns to inspire as Healthcare Sciences instructor

Lisa Seger, BSN, RN, returns to Butler Tech as an instructor of Healthcare Sciences.

Lisa Seger, BSN, RN, returns to Butler Tech as an instructor of Healthcare Sciences.

Life has come full-circle for Lisa Seger. She studied nursing at Butler Tech, and now returns to teach others. Seger recently became the full-time Healthcare Sciences instructor at Butler Tech’s Colerain Career Center.

“I found that I have the gift of teaching – it’s something that comes naturally to me, so why wouldn’t I want to teach?” says Seger.

Seger’s passion for helping others drives her to ensure her students get the most from their education. “This is an opportunity for students to explore the healthcare field despite what they want to specialize in, and it’s been a way for them to experience Butler Tech on a whole new level.”

Unlike children who flip from one dream job to the next, a young Seger remained steadfast in her decision to be a nurse. It began with a book her father purchased to help her feel better after being diagnosed with a severe case of the chickenpox.

“It was tradition to get an Icee when you were sick, but he also bought me this book called Nancy Plays Nurse. Nancy wanted to be a nurse like her older sister, so she wrapped up her animals, stuffed bears, everything under the sun. It was then I knew I wanted to be a nurse.”

Seger’s desire to help others grew to also include supporting research and its many advancements after her younger brother was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

“It’s a terminal illness and the prognosis at that time was he would live until about 11 or 12 years old. He’s now 42 and has beaten all the odds thanks the advancements in healthcare.”

Seger became an LPN after completing Butler Tech’s Adult Education Practical Nursing program. She continued her professional development by attending Cincinnati State for her RN, and the University of Cincinnati for her BSN. Afterwards, Seger joined The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, where she’s had a successful 25-year career as a cardiology nurse and trainer.

Now that Seger is back at home to Butler Tech, she explains, “My primary goal is for all my students to not only gain as much knowledge as they can from my classes, but seek out programs where they can get great experience in healthcare and have their education paid for by a lot of programs at hospitals.”