Maria Border is an Instructor of Education (WFED) for the College of Education at Penn State. Maria Border is a Registered Nurse and a Professional Personnel Development Center Instructor. She applies the knowledge and skills she has attained through her background as a nurse and an educator to support Health Occupations’ Instructors and Career and Technical Educators throughout the commonwealth of PA. Maria recognizes the unique role Nurse Educators must play in developing and educating future quality health professionals. She strives to provide practical and meaningful resources for educators to create positive student outcomes. Maria also collaborates with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to deliver the Nurse Aide, Train the Educator Workshops. Maria serves as Chair for the annual Strategies Conference: Educational Excellence for Healthcare Providers and Educators and is involved with developing and delivering professional development materials for career and technical instructors throughout the Commonwealth of Pa.