Emma Kientz, DNP, APRN-CNS, CNE, is an Assistant Professor in the OU Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing and the Interim Assistant Dean for College of Nursing Programs in Tulsa. With over 40 years nursing experience, she maintains national certifications as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Nurse Educator. Dr. Kientz has demonstrated sustained success in establishing learning opportunities for nursing students on the Tulsa campus including the Bedlam Clinics and interprofessional simulations. She has demonstrated leadership in numerous professional organizations, has peer reviewed publications, and has presented the outcomes of her work at state, national, and international conferences. Her academic interests include interprofessional education, academic practice partnerships, healthy work environments, and student success.