Myra Swintz is a clinical assistant professor at Indiana University South Bend campus with the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences. She completed her undergraduate education Memorial Hospital school of nursing. She earned her Master's degree from Indiana University Indianapolis as a board certified Adult and Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. She currently teaches nursing care of communities. She has specialized in home infusion therapy since beginning her home care career in 1999. She is certified in infusion therapy as a CRNI and is active in the Infusion Nurse Society. Currently she is the chair of the board of directors for the Infusion Nurse Certification Corporation. She continues to work part-time providing home health nursing for St. Joseph VNA Home Care/Trinity Health at Home in Mishawaka, Indiana. Myra works to instill in her students a passion for nursing and an awareness of all of the factors contributing the health of their patients with an emphasis on their support systems and surrounding environments. In her positions, Myra stresses the role of the nurse in nurse-directed care and in approaching each patient holistically. As a board-certified clinical nurse specialist, she incorporates research to bring evidence-based practice to the forefront of both educating students and patient care services in order to provide best nursing practice at the patient's bedside, in their homes, and in their communities. Passionate about supporting nurses continued competence as well as advancing the practice of nursing, Myra is a strong advocate for life-long learning and certification.