I live in Gilbert, AZ with my husband of 22 years. We have a beautiful blended family that includes 7 grown children and their families. I have been a nurse for 42 years and for the past 29 years, I have been involved nursing education at all levels, including 10 years in the regulation of nursing education. I came to Creighton one year ago, as the Associate Dean for the Phoenix campus of the College of Nursing. I am absolutely passionate about the power of the nurse to be a healing presence for those who are suffering and to care for the whole person. I strongly believe that it is through the Ignatian values that we prepare nurses to not only care for the individual person, but to advocate for justice and equity in the systems of healthcare.