Dr. Cynthia Stinson is chair of Lamar University’s JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing in Beaumont, Texas, and has over 20 years of experience in academics. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse and is certified in medical-surgical nursing. For more than 25 years she has been a consultant for legal issues related to medical-surgical nursing. In this capacity she has worked with defense and plaintiff attorneys reviewing charts, writing reports, providing depositions, and testifying at trials. She also teaches in the online MSN program and has a passion for creating a healthy work environment for all nurses in the profession.