Kerry Cheever is currently the head of the Nursing Department at Moravian College. Prior to this position, Dr. Cheever served as associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing and Health at DeSales University since 1999. She taught in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She is a commander in the United States Navy and has extensive experience in Critical Care, Trauma and Emergency nursign. Previously, she served on the faculty at Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Medical University of South Carolina.Cheever's publications include recent articles in the" Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal or Religion and Health, Journal… of Nursing Education, "and "Journal of child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing." Cheever is an associate editor of the forthcoming 11th edition of "Brunner& Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing" (the 10th edition is the most widely used medical-surgical nursing textbook inthe world. She also has authored two chapters for the text). Currently, she has as work in progress entitled " Adult Health Case Studies: Fostering Clinical Reasoning Skills in Novices, " which has been accepted for publication.Cheever received her PhD iin 1993 from the University of South Carolina, and MSN in Adult Health in 1990 from the University of Florida, and a BSN from Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales in 1980. She holds additional postgraduate certificates in acute care nurse practitioner studies from Marquette University and the BioEthics from New York University.