I am a native of Massachusetts, but have lived in Virginia for the past 37 years with my husband Bob. We have two sons, who are both married and live nearby and we are blessed to have 5 grandchildren. Three grandsons ages 14, 10 and 6-we thought we were done until this fall we had two granddaughters. We have a loving and kind Bernese Mountain Dog: Bernie as the boys named him. My husband and I love to travel and spend a lot of time in the sun and water (and him on the golf course). I have done nephrology nursing for the majority of my nursing career and it is my niche. I contribute back to the industry by being active in professional organizations such as the NRAA, NKF and NNCC. One thing you might not know about me is that I love to write questions for certification exams.