Mary has been a registered nurse for forty-one years. She currently is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Northern Michigan University, teaching in the foundations and holistic health assessment courses. Her passion is speaking on the importance of self-care and integrative wellness. She is researching the introduction of an extra credit assignment in self-care with her foundation nursing students. She is known for her passion, integrity, and humor! She is an Advanced Holistic Nurse- Board Certified, Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and Healing Touch Practitioner.