As many of you, I wear multiple hats. I am a faculty in the FNP program at Samuel Merritt University (SMU), I am also the assistant director of the FNP program in Sacramento at SMU, lastly, I am a practicing cardiac nurse practitioner. My cardiology practice is within a large healthcare system in a rural setting. 3 years ago I co-created a HF clinic within my practice and have seen the dramatic positive impact that NP education can have on HF outcomes. My passion for HF care drove me to conduct research within that space.