Cheryl Toulouse, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, is a clinical assistant professor of nursing teaching in the FNP program. She was previously an assistant professor at George Mason University where she taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She also served as the coordinator of their RN-BSN programs including the traditional RN-BSN program; the co-enrollment program, a partnership with the Virginia Community College System; and the military veterans pathway. Dr. Toulouse has designed online education and simulation including the implementation of Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations in graduate nursing health assessment courses. Her research interests include improving access to health services and health outcomes in underserved populations.