Betty Jo has over twenty years of clinical experience in the Adult Health areas of ICU, ED, Recovery and Med-Surg. She received her BSN in 1984 from Texas Christian University and her MSN in Adult Health and Illness from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. She has held teaching positions in both university associated and community hospitals. She is currently the Clinical Outcomes Manager for Heart Failure at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. She has lectured on numerous topics in med-surg nursing, and is known for her enthusiasm and approachable style.