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About the Technical Reviewer - Pg. xix

xix Clara Hurd received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi (1975). Her experiences in nursing are clinically based, hav- ing served as a staff nurse in medical-surgical nursing. She has worked as an oncology, inten- sive care, orthopedic, neurological, and pediatric nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama, and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi. Ms Hurd is a certified nurse educator. She currently serves as a nurse educator consultant and an independent contractor. Ms. Hurd has taught in both associate degree and baccalaureate degree nursing programs. She was a faculty member of Mississippi University for Women; Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee; Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee; and Northeast Mississippi Community College. Ms. Hurd joined Rinehart and Associates in 1993. She has worked with students in preparing for the National Council Licensure Exam and with faculty as a consultant in writing test items. Ms. Hurd has also been a presenter at nursing conventions on various topics, including item-writing for nursing faculty. Her primary professional goal is to prepare the student and graduate for excellence in the delivery of healthcare. About the Technical Reviewer MaryEllen Schwarzbek graduated from Boston College with a BSN and from New York University with a master's degree in nursing education. She is also certified in oncology nursing. She has worked as a staff RN in medical/surgical and general pediatrics. Currently, MaryEllen works in the genitourinary outpatient department of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. MaryEllen also works as an employee wellness educator at Morristown Memorial Hospital.