Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education, her MS in nursing from Penn State University, and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine as well as rehabilitation settings, with an emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as many leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development.