Dr. Brahe received her PhD from Capella University. Her dissertation was student use of informal communities in online RN-BSN programs. Her research interests are online teaching and learning as well as virtual reality. Her work on online orientation redesign as well as engaging the online learner in academic writing has been published. Dr. Brahe has 27 years of nursing experience and 11 years of teaching experience. Dr. Brahe has taught many courses including nursing inquiry, nursing education practicum, curriculum development, nursing theory, nursing research and critical care.