Austin Gydesen was born and raised on a farm in Elwood, Nebraska. He began his nursing career in a critical access hospital about the same size as Lincoln’s and is experienced in medical-surgical nursing, ER, outpatient, and nursing management. He has been a clinical nursing instructor for a community college helping to educate the future RN and LPN students then decided to further his education to become a nurse practitioner in 2016. Austin received his nurse practitioner degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in May 2020. Some of his hobbies and interests include traveling, watching sports, raising animals, and doing remodeling projects on his home. He thoroughly enjoys small town living and is very excited to start this new journey at Lincoln County Hospital. Austin looks forward to meeting all the residents of Lincoln and the surrounding area and takes great pride in getting to know his patients and would love to meet you all soon.