Brittany Cusack earned her DNP with a focus is advanced practice leadership from Chamberlain College of Nursing and her MSN in nursing leadership and her BSN from Illinois State University.  She also has a post-graduate adult nurse practitioner certificate from Ball State University.  Dr. Cusack has taught nursing at varying levels over the past eight years including in ADN, BSN, RN-BSN, and MSN programs.  Her practice has been as a hospitalist NP and advanced practice service supervisor at a level 1 trauma center in Illinois.  As the Vicky B. Gregg endowed chair of gerontology for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she is in the process of creating an interdisciplinary minor in gerontology for undergraduate students as well as an adult/geriatric acute care NP program for graduate students. She teaches Primary Care of the Adult practicum and Advanced Pathophysiology in the FNP program.  Dr. Cusack’s  research for her doctorate degree was the implementation of an early progressive mobility protocol and algorithm with the hopes of reducing the incidence of hospital-acquired delirium in critically-ill adult patients.