Sandra Goldsworthy, RN, MSc, PhD(c), CNCC(c), CMSN(c), is a recognized critical care expert, having worked in this field for more than 25 years. As an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, with a Research Professorship in Simulation Education, she is also an accomplished practitioner, researcher and author. Sandra holds two national Canadian Nurses Association credentials in Critical Care and Medical Surgical Nursing. Her research focus is simulation and transfer of learning, job readiness and transition of new graduates. Sandra has conducted and published research involving the use of simulation and technology in nursing education. Her recent publications and national and international presentations have concentrated on critical care and technology in nursing. Sandra is the co-editor of all three editions of Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada texts. She recently co-authored Simulation Simplified: A Practical Guide for Nurse Educators, Simulation Simplified: Student Lab Manual for Critical Care Nursing and The Compact Clinical Guide for Mechanical Ventilation.