Sandra Fights is a past President of AMSN. She has been an influential leader in the organization for 12 years, also serving as an AMSN director and committee chairperson. Sandra has presented the AMSN Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Review Course many times and presented numerous education sessions at the AMSN Annual Convention and other nursing conferences. Sandra authored chapters in several editions of the AMSN Core Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Nursing. She is currently Dean of the School of Nursing for Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana, and is pursuing her PhD at Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Sandra is an active member in several organizations, including the Indiana State Nurses Association and the National League for Nurses because she believes that membership in professional nursing associations is vital to professional growth and development. Sandy lives in Lafayette, Indiana, with her husband, Mike. They have two daughters, Debbie and Jennie.