Joy Patrick, DNP, MSN/ED, APRN, CCNS-AG, CCRN, is a lecturer at Nevada State College’s School of Nursing. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Joy has experience in “system level change” projects such as staffing models, palliative care programs, and improving healthy work environments. Dr. Patrick’s research interests are nursing education, APRN practice, and palliative medicine. Her most recent scholarly work is related to improving the self-efficacy of health care providers in facilitating advanced care planning. In addition, Dr. Patrick has collaborated on several research and project initiatives and has experience disseminating findings at national conferences.