Dr. Susan B. Sepples is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. She has been on the faculty at USM since 1996, from 2006-2009 she served as Director and Chief Academic Officer for the School. Susan received a BSN from Duke University, and a Masters in Pulmonary Critical Care Nursing and a PhD from the University of Virginia. She continues to practice at the bedside in a general medical surgical intensive care unit at Maine Medical Center. Susan has been involved in research on innovations in teaching from the early use of simulation to the expanded use of the electronic ICU as a clinical site. She is a founding member of the Maine Partners in Nursing and Practice and has been on the executive committee for both the Health Resource Service Administration (workforce strategic planning for nursing) and the Robert Wood Johnson Partners in Nursing (PIN) project for the state of Maine. Susan is a Hanley Leadership Fellow.