Jill Thornton is an Associate Professor in nursing at Suffolk County Community College, Selden, N.Y. She received a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Nursing from Molloy College and a Master of Science degree with a concentration in Adult Health Nursing from Stony Brook University. Currently she is enrolled in a Doctorate of Education program for Nurse Educators with a concentration in Instructional Leadership at the University of Alabama. For the past three years Jill has volunteered to serve as a peer evaluator and team chair with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Additionally, she serves as a member on Suffolk County Community College’s Assessment Advisory Council, Joint Planning and Assessment Council and Middle States Commission on Higher Education Standard VI Committee. Her professional interests focus on assessment, she has served as the Outcomes Committee Chair within her department and has presented workshops within her institution titled “Getting Students to “Get It”: How Data Can Improve Student Learning” and “Systematic Assessment of Student Learning Outside the Classroom.” Additionally, Jill has presented posters at local, regional and national nursing conferences on “Quality and Safety Education for Nurse-Based Simulation Peer Review Tool (QB-PRT)” and “Strategies to Improve Retention: Reinstatement Action Plan.” Prior to her career as a nurse educator, her work experience includes positions as a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner, Medical ICU, Surgical ICU and CCU staff nurse. She is a member of the National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing; Epsilon Kappa Chapter.