I am a advanced practice with a specialty in oncology. I have worked oncology for over 35 years working In surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and palliative/palliative care. My goal is to give quality holistic care working in partnership with patients/ families in response to their needs. I have a been a advanced practice nurse for six years. I see nursing as my ministry. I am a recent lung transplant in Feb 2016 as a result of IPF. I am to have the opportunity to speak in nurses from the perspective as a patient and a provider. I AM A SURVIVIOR. Many nurses have no idea what IPF is and how to care for these patients .Early recognition is key.