Linda Lindeke, PhD, RN, CNP is an associate professor emerita in the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota — Minneapolis. Linda has extensive experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner, nurse educator, and scholar. She has provided graduate education, continuing education, and consultation in a variety of settings such as child care centers, professional organizations, health policy arenas, higher education programs, and community agencies. She is a founding faculty member in the School of Nursing's Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs as well as in the interprofessional University of Minnesota Center for Neurobehavioral Development. Her research areas include health and developmental outcomes following high risk birth, barriers to advanced practice nursing, and children's perceptions of their healthcare experiences. Linda is a past national president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and is active on foundations, policy committees, and task forces regionally and nationally.