Dr. Culross received her BSN from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, her MSN from Rush University in Chicago, IL and her PhD in Gerontology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and a Board Certified Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her professional experience began in long term care where she was a staff nurse, unit manager, staff development coordinator, assistant director of nursing, and director of quality assurance. She has also worked in acute rehabilitation and long term acute care. She has been teaching on the faculty of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing since 2008. She has been inducted as a Fellow in the National Gerontological Nursing Association and the Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy of Sigma Theta Tau International. Her areas of interest in research Gerontological nurse competencies and the care of the older adult and educational strategies for undergraduate students.