Hyacinth C. Martin, BSN, MA, MSED, MPS, RNBC is a registered professional nurse for thirty-years. Her nursing career includes staff nurse in medical-surgical units, head nurse/nurse manager for medical-surgical units and critical-care units, administrative nursing supervisor, community nursing and administrative nursing supervisor in long-term care agencies. Her academic experiences include teaching theory and clinical in a Licensed Practical Nursing program, a Baccalaureate Degree Program and at present in an Associate Degree program. Publications include two manuscripts for Nursing Journal, Continuing Medical Education Resource and part of a chapter on the endocrine system in introduction to medical terminology published by Thomson: Delmar Learning. Article accepted by Nursing Spectrum for publication - August 2004. Current presentations: ï¿½Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Controlling the transmission of the Disease.ï¿½ PACE University Conference: ï¿½Civic Society, Environmental Responsibility, & Sustainable Development in the United States & Brazil: New York, New York, June 10-11, 2004. Manhattan Veteranï¿½s Hospital Medical Center Conference: New York, new York: ï¿½The effective use of unfractionated and fractionated heparin therapy to patients at risk for thrombus formation.ï¿½ Achievements: Recognized in Whoï¿½s Who Among American Teachers in three successive years. A current recipient of PSC-CUNY Grant Award for continued research on Gender and Career Choice in Nursing.