Dr. Norton received her DNP from Rush University, Chicago. Her DNP project converted the Clinical Leader master’s program at Saint Xavier University into an online format. Her research interests include use of simulation in psychiatric mental health nursing education and exploring health care policy in a developing country. Dr. Norton is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and has over 40 years of experience in nursing and many years of experience as an educator. She has taught mental health, mental health clinical, health policy, health policy and finance and epidemiology.