I am a Registered Nurse (RN) and a graduate of both Mohawk College (1985) and McMaster University, with both a BScN (1989) and a Master’s degree in Science with a focus on Teaching (1999). I worked as a nurse and educator at the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation where my clinical focus was in cardiovascular disease and health promotion. I also worked as a Public Health nurse where I did home visits for a variety of clients such as the care of new mothers, well baby visits, post hospital discharge and school visits. I have been a nursing professor in the Collaborative Mohawk-McMaster BScN Program for the past 21 years. I have also been a lead for our Global Health program at the Mohawk site, where we send students to a variety of clinical placements in remote areas of Canada and around the world. I was the coordinator for the 1st year BScN program here at Mohawk for five years, until becoming the coordinator for the recently revised Canadian Healthcare for Internationally Educated Health Professionals program. I am also the International Faculty Lead at the IAHS site. I bring my knowledge of our health care sector and my joy of working with international students to this program.