Dr. Law-Ham graduated in 1983 with a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and in 1990 from the University of Lowell-Massachusetts with a Master of Science in Nursing – as a Family/Community Health nurse practitioner. She has worked in many different settings as an RN including, inpatient medical-surgical and maternal-child health units. As a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Law-Ham worked in a private OBGYN practice, Community Health Center setting, OB Residency clinic, and an urgent care/primary care office. Dr. Law-Ham became a nurse educator in 2003 “officially” though has always sought to mentor students even in her earliest experiences as a nurse. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in nursing in face-to-face and on-line settings. Dr. Law-Ham completed her Ph.D. through Capella University in Fall 2014. Her dissertation entitled, ‘ An examination of clinical instructor effectiveness based on educational preparation as perceived by nursing students’ investigated student perceived differences of clinical faculty teaching effectiveness based on instructor degree preparation.