Marsha Siegel began her nursing career in 1977 when she completed an associate degree in nursing at Floyd College, University of Georgia in Rome. She quickly became a leader industry as the Department Director for Perinatal Services at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Marsha completed her BSN degree at University of Wyoming and became the Director of Neonatology Services at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. After one year in Georgia she returned to her Wyoming roots and entered the UW graduate program.
As a Nurse Practitioner, Marsha has been recognized for her work in rural areas. Marsha has seen first hand how rural areas can be under-served in terms of health through her work in family planning and the many supervisory positions she held in different health care systems. Marsha also works as a volunteer, assisting the homeless. Marsha has been instrumental in calling attention to the plights of various under-served populations around the country.
In her home state of Wyoming, her activism has been key in the ability to secure Nurse Practitioners the right to prescribe medication. She continually advocates for putting NPs in a position where they can take a more active role in health care, and her efforts have been helpful in producing a system that allows NPs to serve more people who need better health care.
Marsha has received many distinguished awards throughout her career, including The University of Wyoming School of Nursing Distinguished Alumnae Award and was Volunteer NP of the Year by Healthcare for the Homeless in 2000, which makes her a truly notable nurse.