James W Bevill Jr, MSN, RN, NE-BC has been a staff nurse, manager, classroom and clinical educator, director of a nursing program and a registered nurse for over 42 years. He is now the Director of Nursing Practice and Professional Development where he oversees the onboarding of all new nursing employees, nursing residency programs, and the development and revision of nursing policies for the UNC Medical Center. He was the associate director for recruitment and retention and interim Executive Director of the North Carolina Center for Nursing.
Solimar Figueroa, PhD, MSN, MHA, RN, P-PCA brings 36 years of nursing experience from practicing nursing halfway across the globe to her teaching. Her expertise includes 25 years in the operating room and the remaining years in nursing education. She is a nurse leader who has held responsibilities such as operating room charge positions, chief nursing officer and assistant director of nursing. She is currently the Clinical Coordinator of the American Academy for Preceptor Advancement (AAPA). She is also an author of preceptor books and a presenter for preceptorship topics.
Tammy Franqueiro, MSN, RN-BC, CENP is Assistant Vice President of Versant Holding, LCC where she leads the education and curriculum team in regard to strategic planning, client collaboration and competency profile identification for competency validation through performance at the point of care. She has experience as a clinical education specialist where she coordinated nursing internship and orientation programs. Franqueiro is a published author for topics regarding nurse residencies and preceptoring and has presented nationally and internationally.
Kelly Gantt Morgan, DNP, MSN/ADM, MBA/HCM, RN currently works as a Clinical Improvement Consultant and an academic facilitator for undergraduates as well as graduates in the concentration of legal issues in healthcare: regulation and compliance and health law and ethics. She has diverse experience in nursing, leadership, management and educator and clinical roles within the healthcare industry (private, state and federal entities).
Crystal D. Glover, BSN, MSM, RN, CRRN, VHA-CM is a Certified Rehabilitation RN, VA Certified Mentor and Certified Project Manager with Lean Six Sigma training. Crystal has been employed at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center since 2001 with all of her tenure in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit. Additionally, she has served as a contributing author and subject matter expert for Diana Swihart and Kelly Gantt’s nursing publication The Charge Nurse Leader Program Builder and supplemental workbook.
Ruth Politi, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE is a Clinical Improvement Consultant and has a varied background in nursing. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses through online, face-to-face, and blended-learning modalities. She currently teaches for Walden University, working with both MSN and DNP students. Politi was part of the team that developed a New Graduate RN Transition in Practice Program in Nevada where one of her roles was to support and educate preceptors as they worked with the new RN graduates.