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 and in April 2018 was named as Associate Director on the Interprofessional Academy of Educators (IAE). She is a Fellow in the National Gerontological Nursing Association and a member of the Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy of Sigma Theta Tau International. Her nursing expertise was recognized by the receipt of the 2015 Nebraska March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award. Her areas of interest in research include Gerontological nurse competencies, elder direct care and care systems, as well as undergraduate nursing education and simulation.