Dr. Mary Schira is a student success faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation where she counsels and advises graduate students in nursing regarding study and test taking approaches. Prior to her current role, she taught in the Nurse Practitioner and DNP programs. Dr. Schira is a frequent presenter and has made numerous presentations related to professional development, physiology, pathophysiology and kidney disease, evidence based guidelines and outcomes, and professional practice topics. She is a member of the Dallas Chapter and has been a nephrology nurse for over 40 years; NP for over 15 years. She has held numerous volunteer positions in ANNA, and is a past member of the ANNA scholarship and awards committee, the Journal Editorial Board and APN SIG.