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Paul C. Bowers

Paul C. Bowers is the vice president for fund development at Downey Regional Medical Center in Downey, California.

Paula Lipp

Paula Lipp is a former editorial manager of Minority Nurse.

Peter J. Goodman

Peter J. Goodman is president and CEO of MyJobCoach, Inc. (www.myjobcoach.com), a national career development and coaching firm. He is the author of Win-Win Career Negotiations: Proven Strategies for Getting What You Want from Your Employer.

Phoebe Pollitt, Carrie Streeter, and Cynthia Walsh

Phoebe Pollitt, R.N., Ph.D., practiced public health nursing for more than 20 years while teaching part time. She is now a full-time assistant professor of nursing at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Carrie Streeter is a master’s degree student in history at Appalachian State, with an interest and published works in mental health care. Cynthia A. Walsh, M.A., J.D., is licensed to practice law in New Mexico, the Navajo Nation, and the Sioux Rosebud Reservation. She has worked in federal/tribal law as well as public regulations law. Cynthia hosts the website http://www.Catawba-People.com.

Phoebe Pollitt, PhD, RN,C

Phoebe Pollitt, PhD, RN,C, practiced public health nursing for more than 20 years while teaching part time. She is now a full-time assistant professor of nursing at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Phoebe Pollitt, R.N.-C, Ph.D. and Karen S. Reesman, Ph.D., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C.

Phoebe Pollitt, R.N.-C, Ph.D., practiced public health nursing for more than 20 years while teaching part time. She is now a full-time assistant professor of nursing at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Karen S. Reesman, Ph.D., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C., is the Founding Chair of the Department of Nursing and Nursing Program at Appalachian State University. She is now a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing.

Phong P. Phan, J.D.

Phong P. Phan is the principal at The Phan Law Firm, P.C., in Austin, Texas. He concentrates his practice in administrative law, professional license defense, and civil litigation. Phan served as former in-house counsel to several Texas licensing and regulatory agencies, including the Texas Board of Nursing. He may be contacted regarding questions about this article, or other practice or licensing questions, at info@phanlawaustin.com. For more information, visit his website, www.phanlawaustin.com.

Phyllis D. Morgan, Ph.D., F.N.P.- B.C., F.A.A.N.P. and Sara Torres, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Phyllis D. Morgan, Ph.D., F.N.P.- B.C., F.A.A.N.P., is a core faculty member for the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program in the School of Nursing at Walden University and a certifi ed family nurse practitioner at Minute Clinic in Northern Virginia. Sara Torres, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., is the Associate Dean of the School of Nursing at Walden University.

Prof. Alnisa K. Shabazz, RN, MS

Prof. Alnisa K. Shabazz, RN, MS and her sister, Roslyn McConico Fisher, RN, BSN, Chief Clinical Officer for Nursing Sisters Home Care in Haupauge, New York.

Regina G. Goldwire, M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N.

Regina G. Goldwire, M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N., is an honorably discharged military veteran and RN, with nursing experience in medical-surgical, telemetry, step-down, rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization lab, and instruction. She has recently been accepted into a postgraduate nursing certificate program to receive her F.N.P. Regina has two beautiful children and a wonderful, supportive husband.

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