Donna Meyer earned her BSN in 1978 and went to work as a pediatric staff nurse in Missouri and Illinois. After earning her MSN in 1982, she began a 30 year career as a leader and innovator of the nursing profession. Donna currently serves as president of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing where she strives to foster advancement of nursing education on a national level. Her efforts led her to the White House this past June and participation in a discussion on “Improving Care Quality and Patient Health.” Donna has also served on the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. In 30 years with the nursing program at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Donna has substantially grown the program while maintaining a strong collaborative relationship with the SIUE School of Nursing, being recognized on a local, state, and national level for her level of excellence.