Dr. Cindy Ward is the medical-surgical clinical nurse specialist at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. She supports two medical-surgical units and her practice includes shared governance, clinical advancement, translation of evidence into practice, and VTE and CLABSI prevention. She received her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana, and her DNP degree from Radford University in Radford, Virginia. She has over 39 years of experience as a medical-surgical nurse and 7 years of experience as a clinical nurse specialist. She is a charter member of AMSN and is a member of the Star City Chapter in Roanoke, Virginia, and the Blue Ridge Chapter in Lynchburg, Virginia.