Dr. Patricia A. Seabrooks graduated from the University of California San Francisco with the PhD in Nursing Science in 1992. She has practiced advanced practice nursing and nursing education over the many years of her professional life. She is now the Dean of Nursing at the Miami Regional University which prepares foreign trained physicians and others with a bachelor’s degree, as professional nurses and nurse practitioners. The university also offers the Associate in Science, Bachelor’s in Science and the RN to BSN program. For the professionals with BS degrees, they matriculate through a Direct Entry program that propels them to complete basic nursing, and after testing successfully for the license, they continue to the advanced practice certificate program.