I am currently coordinator/faculty of the various Practical Nursing programs here at Mohawk College. I have been a nurse for over 35 years and throughout this time I have worked at Mohawk College twice. My first encounter was in the 80's & 90's as a nurse technologist at the Chedoke campus and secondly as full-time faculty at the Mohawk McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences. In addition to this I worked at Sunnybrook and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as a staff nurse, at Bridgepoint Health as an educator and in staff development at the Brant Community Health Care System. My education includes: RN (Fanshawe), Occupational Nurse (Mohawk), BA (McMaster) & MEd (Brock). I have been actively involved with curriculum development and have been instrumental in revising/creating courses to meet the changing needs of the nursing program. In addition I have been involved in many internal/external committees and have worked on many projects & plans with the goal of preparing our students to be future ready. I have been published twice and hope to do so again.