Dr. Douglas Turner has 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including practice, instruction, and research. He earned an ADN from Wytheville Community College in Virginia, a BSN from The University of the State of New York at Albany, a MSN in critical care from the University of Virginia where he was also educated as a pulmonary clinical nurse specialist (CNS), a MSN in anesthesia from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, a DNP in Healthcare Systems Leadership from Chamberlain University, and a PhD in International Health with a focus in Education from Touro University International. He also has a Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia from Wake Forest University. Dr. Turner is currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in multiple states and certified as a Nurse Educator (CNE) with the National League for Nursing and a Nurse Executive (NE-BC) and Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC) with the credentialing branch of the American Nurses Association. Dr. Turner’s practice background began in prehospital emergency medical services. His nursing roles include staff and charge nurse roles in medical, telemetry, mental health, and critical care settings as well as a wide range of anesthesia services across the lifespan, including pain management and labor and delivery pain control. He has practiced as a Chair of Health and Human Services, coordinator of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, and both a director and dean of schools of nursing. He most recently served as dean and tenured professor of Nursing at Nevada State College. He is a member of the National League for Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Nevada Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Fraternity. His research interests include innovative teaching, learning, and evaluation techniques that promote student engagement and improve outcomes. Outside of his professional obligations, Dr. Turner enjoys reading mysteries, being outdoors, and promoting animal rights.