Dr. Ugorji’s career as a nurse faculty, clinical instructor, nurse leader, and nurse educator has spanned over 25 years of nursing in United States and abroad. Her professional experience includes teaching in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, and many years of clinical experience in diverse settings; mental health, community health, and med/surg. Dr. Ugorji is an author of several articles published with the Nigerian nurses and NBNA newsletters. She is a recipient of Carnegie foundation grant and academic scholarship awards. Dr. Ugorji has more than 15 professional presentations, participated in program development locally and internationally. Shares membership with several professional organizations and serve at different levels such as NANNNA President 2015.