Dr. Laurie Bladen received her ASN from Ohio State University/ Lima Technical College, her BSN from the University of the State of New York, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, an MSN from South University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Phoenix. Her dissertation was on the Relationship between Embodied Nursing Knowledge and Client Outcomes in Home Health. She is also a Certified Nursing Educator and a Fellow at the American Academy of Case Management. Over her 41-year professional career, Dr. Bladen has been a staff nurse, nursing supervisor, and Director of Home Health. Dr. Bladen designed and started a disease management clinic that served rural patients with education and treatment of diabetes, wounds, and infections. Dr. Bladen was the first Chair of a Department of Nursing that integrated with two other universities. She has served as Mu XI's President, a Sigma Theta Tau International Nurses Society chapter. She is a member of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and The American Nurses Association.