Dr. Debbie Sheppard-LeMoine is the chair of the school of nursing at St. Francis Xavier University Rankin School of Nursing in Antagonist, Nova Scotia. An experienced Canadian educator with international teaching, research and project experiences. Her current, international research focus is on inter professional learning within a simulated, family assessment environment. She is an expert in curriculum design and revision, community/public health/family nursing practice, completed a study on enhanced home visiting practices surrounding women and children living within vulnerability in Nova Scotia and most recently reviewed collaborative practices for NS families. Debbie enjoys working internationally as it opens up perspectives of academics, practitioners and students. She has been part of collaborative research teams in Canada and internationally, published as part of a team in peer reviewed journals and presented individually and as part of a team at international peer reviewed conferences. She is the immediate, past chair pf the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam Committee for the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) in Ottawa and has represented Nova Scotia as a subject matter expert in the review of the entry level competencies with the Canadian Council of RN Regulators.