Kathleen Cross began her nursing career in labor and delivery. She became a certified childbirth educator, and continues to keep that current. Her love of teaching brought her from community educator to hospital staff development, where she has facilitated everything from CPR to new graduate registered nurse intern programs. Cross mentors MSN students from several different universities in the area, and develops continuing education for professional nurses for her hospital’s entire region. She is the director of the Education Department at her current hospital.