Dr. Lisa Foertsch is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She has over 30 years of teaching nursing experience in both clinical and didactic instruction. She received a diploma in nursing first, then completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from LaRoche College, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana University, PA. The Doctor of Nursing Practice was completed in 2013 with a Clinical Nurse Specialist focus. Her capstone project focused on surgical site infection surveillance and patient teaching with a published article in the Clinical Nurse Specialist Journal. She has taught in diploma, associate degree, and a bachelor’s degree program, where she is currently employed for the last 15 years.