Dr. Tim Bristol has taught at all levels of nursing as a faculty development and curriculum design specialist. He is an expert in bringing the evidence-base of nursing, healthcare, and education to students and faculty at all levels through consultations, writing, and mentoring. Dr. Bristol assists faculty in identifying the competencies needed to effectively enhance programs for optimal student outcomes. He is a certified nurse educator and is a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education. This event is co-sponsored by Western Illinois University’s Communities as Agents of Change program, Department of Health Sciences & Social Work, and School of Nursing.