Rosie Taylor-Lewis has been a RN for 30 years, graduating from a Lynchburg General School of Nursing Diploma Program in 1979. She received her BSN from Liberty University in 1985 and her MS in Nursing with an Adult and Gerontological focus from the Medical College of Virginia in 1993. She is adjunct graduate faculty with Old Dominion University Family Nurse Practitioner Program and teaches advance health assessment and facilitates student rotations in acute care, chronic care, women’s health and pediatrics. She conducts workshops on laceration repair/wound management, radiology interpretation and coding for the nurse practitioner student and at local and state nurse practitioner conferences. She is Board Certified by the ANCC as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and practices in acute and primary care part-time. She is a full time Doctor of Nursing Practice student at Old Dominion University. The emphasis of her DNP clinical residency is vulnerable populations and access to health care. Currently in a dual residency at the Gateway House, a transitional program for homeless recovering addicts and at the PACE center (Program of all Inclusive Care) for the elderly. She and her husband enjoy living in the country, gardening, camping, playing Wii and spending time with their family. Nursing philosophy excerpt: "It is an exciting time to be in the profession of nursing. Economic struggles with resulting health care restraints and barriers are an opportunity for advancement in patient care outcomes lead by nurses. Nurses should meet patients where they are and take them where they need to be instead of expecting them to already be there. Advance practice nurses must lead the way in reducing health care disparities and access to care issues from the bedside to the capital beltway. By doing this, nurses will change the face health care, one patient at a time."