Former Chief Nursing Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs for many years and currently Program Director, Nurse Executive Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. I have had numerous years of experience in the executive role to include interim experience as a Chief Executive Officer. I am a certified mentor and have mentored numerous young and aspiring nurse leaders as a Chief Nursing Officer. I currently serve as a consultant to several Chief Nursing Officers at large academic medical centers. As a retired doctoral-prepared Nurse Executive, I now have the privilege to continue my practice as an educator to current and aspiring nurse leaders and a consultant to practicing Chief Nursing Officers.