Dr. MariJo Letizia is a professor and the associate dean for the master’s and DNP programs at the Loyola University Chicago School of Nursing. She holds a master’s of science degree in nursing and a PhD in education. She is nationally certified as a medical-surgical nurse, an adult nurse practitioner, and an advanced certified hospice and palliative care nurse. Dr. Letizia has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at local, national, and international conferences. She works each week as a nurse practitioner, where she is able to practice what she teaches.