Cynthia Standish is a Nurse Educator at the Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, working in Ambulatory Services and serving an active duty and veteran population. She received her BSN in 1984 at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, and her MSN at Loyola University Chicago. She is a member of a Diabetic Nursing Research team and has conducted research and published on medication administration. She is a strong mentor with many examples of supporting individuals and teams of nurses in achieving their professional development goals through scientific inquiry, education, participation in nursing conference activities and publishing.