Dr. Cynthia Steinwedel is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, USA. She is a medical-surgical nurse and has devoted her efforts in family nursing to incorporating family aspects of nursing care into all topics in medical surgical nursing. Her area of research is in family caregiving for chronically ill family members. She has served on the IFNA Education Committee as a member, chairperson, and currently as webinar chairperson. She will be incorporating a family focus into simulation for undergrad nursing students at Bradley University. For more information contact IFNA member, Cynthia Steinwedel.