Bette K. Idemoto, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, graduated from The Ohio State University (BSN), The Medical College of Ohio (MSN), & Case Western Reserve University (PhD Nursing). She has been a cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist for 20 years at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, working with critically ill patients in the Surgical ICU and surgical post-op telemetry. Her doctoral research is delirium in the critically ill, with additional interests in smoking cessation, end of life and ethical issues. Bette holds clinical faculty positions as a graduate nurse preceptor for Kent State University, University of Akron, Ursuline College and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing—Case Western Reserve University. She has served her profession as local chapter President (Greater Cleveland Nurses Association) delegate to ONA & ANA, and recently completed a four year elected term as a member of the ANA Congress on Nursing Practice & Economics. Her committee work while on the CNPE included revision of the ANA Social Policy Statement. Bette was recently appointed to the ANA Ethics Advisory Board for a four year term. She has presented and published extensively on cardiovascular topics. She is a member of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Lake Erie Chapter—local chapter of AACN (critical care), and is the current President of NEOCNS—local chapter affiliate of the NACNS. Bette has received the Elizabeth K Porter Involved Nurse Award (GCNA), the UHCMC APN Clinical Excellence Nurses Week Award, and the Kent State University Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award. Her community service includes Girl Scouts (as Past President), church health affairs, and she was honored as a National Fraternity Woman of Distinction (Alpha Xi Delta Greek Fraternity).