Debby Smith, MSN, RN, CNE, is principal lecturer II at the University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing, and has been on the faculty since 1995. For many years, Smith's teaching experience focused on undergraduate students in the classroom, the laboratory and clinical settings. Her current focus is online teaching with the Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing students. Her clinical experience has been primarily in adult critical care settings. She has provided concept-based curriculum consultations to nursing schools across the country. Smith earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 1995 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1985, both from UNM.