Dr. Kara R. De La Fosse Ed.D, MSN, BSN, PHN, RN, BS.Ed is an assistant professor of nursing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She also serves as the director of the Nurse Aide Program at the university. Her research interest focuses on pedagogical approaches promoting success with online instruction and faculty mentorship for student success. She is passionate about education and promotes self-actualization in students. She earned a doctorate in education from Winona State University.