Meet Our Writers

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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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

Paula Lipp

Paula Lipp is a former editorial manager of Minority Nurse.

Paul C. Bowers

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

Patti Urso, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., F.N.P., C.N.E., and Karen Ouzts, R.N., Ph.D., A.P.H.N.-B.C., C.N.E.

Patti Urso, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., F.N.P., C.N.E., is the Specialization Coordinator for Nursing Education for the School of Nursing at Walden University. Karen Ouzts, R.N., Ph.D., A.P.H.N.-B.C., C.N.E., B.S.N. is the Completion Program Director and R.N., M.S.N. Coordinator for the School of Nursing at Walden University.

Patricia A. Vint, EdD, SDL

Patricia A. Vint, EdD, SDL, is director of the Instruction Center at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.

Pamela Palmer, EdD

Dr. Pamela Palmer is a free-lance writer who specializes in career, business and information technology topics.

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