Patricia Gonce Morton PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, is Dean Emeritus, University of Utah College of Nursing. Dr. Morton served as Dean and Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing from 2013 to 2018. Prior to that position, Dr. Morton was the Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Maryland. Dr. Morton has taught in the baccalaureate, master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice, and PhD programs. Dr. Morton is an educator, scholar, and acute care nurse practitioner and is known for her work in critical care nursing and nursing education. She has authored three textbooks and numerous book chapters and journal articles. She has served on the editorial board of six nursing journals and for seven years was the editor of the journal AACN Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Currently, Dr. Morton is the editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She also has presented many papers at regional, national, and international conferences. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Dr. Morton was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 1999.