My nursing career began in 1984 after graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). My nursing specialty is in Maternal Child Health. Within this specialty, I have practiced in these sub-specialties, labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn nurseries, antepartum and high risk antepartum. My roles in these settings included Staff Nurse and/or charge nurse. Graduate education was in Parent Child Nursing with a focus in child Health in a Clinical Nurse Specialist track. After graduate school, I was a faculty member in an Associate Degree and baccalaureate nursing programs. I later returned to post graduate school for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Since then, I have provided NP services to adults and families in a homeless shelter, a Youth Detention Center, the University Health Services Clinic at the CSU campus, and several free clinics for the uninsured. The FNP certification also enabled me to teach non-maternal child health courses like Advanced Pharmacology. I graduated, Spring 2011 from the Georgia Regents University (GRU) with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. I was granted adjunct faculty status at GRU in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The GRU experience enabled me to assist with the initiation of the CSU FNP program. Currently, I teach in the CSU FNP program.