Dr. Abigail Mitchell is Professor and Graduate Associate Dean in the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing at D’Youville University. She currently teaches in the DNP, Graduate, and in the Accelerated programs. She has presented her various research projects internationally, nationally, and local. She has published over 20 manuscripts in various peer reviewed journals. Dr. Mitchell holds a DHEd, MSN, MBA, RN and is a certified nurse educator. She is a fellow with the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. She has been awarded prestigious honors, including Western New York Nurse of Distinction in 2009 and Top Manager in 2019, and recently nominated for WNY Nurse Educator of the Year.