As a clinical faculty for Palm Beach State College, I teach and nurture associate degree nursing students. My experience includes 16 years of nursing, 11 of which were spent as a trauma/ critical care nurse. In addition, I have had critical care experience in the pediatric population in pediatric and in trauma units. I currently practice part-time as a critical-care nurse in a trauma, surgical, and stroke unit. Professional and service involvement include memberships in STTI, the National League for Nursing, and the American Association for Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). My passion is education and I am preparing for a full-time role as a nurse educator. I also serve as the co-chairperson on my local AACN's educational committee.