After basic nursing education at Hudson Valley Community College, A.A.S. awarded 1979, I continued on to receive a B.S. (Nursing) at Russell Sage College (RSC) in 1981 and a M.S. (Nursing Education) from RSC in 1989. I received a certificate as an NP from the Sage colleges in 2005. I practiced as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Renal/Pancreas transplantation from 1989-2005, then combined the roles of the CNS and NP until 2013. I cared for both in and outpatient transplant recipients and living renal donors. I collaborated to provide continuity of care between the in and outpatient patient care areas. I chaired the Renal Transplant Quality Improvement Team from 1997-2013. In 1999, our Renal Transplant Quality Improvement Team was awarded the USA Today/RIT Quality Cup Award for improvements in the care of the renal transplant patients at the Albany Medical Center Hospital. In 2013, I transitioned as a CNS to the Adult Acute Hemodialysis, Pediatric Chronic Dialysis (hemo and peritoneal dialysis), coordinator of the Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) and Peritoneal Dialysis Programs, and Adult and Pediatric Apheresis/Infusion/Transfusion units. I recently was invited and joined the Editorial Board of the Nephrology Nursing Journal, a peer reviewed publication of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA). I am active in ANNA and am a member of the International Transplant Nurses' Society. I am a volunteer for the Northeast Kidney Foundation.