Dr. Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo has been a nurse since 1989 and has practiced as a staff nurse and a gerontologic nurse practitioner in settings such as organ transplant, cardiothoracic acute care, long-term care, ambulatory care, home care, and a continence program. Prior to coming to Monmouth University this year, she held academic appointments at NYU, CSI, and Wagner College. She has taught undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral nursing courses, into each of which she integrates best nursing practices for the care of older adults. Her recent practice as a GNP was on the palliative care team at Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health. She earned her AAS and BS degrees from The College of Staten Island, City University of New York, her MA degree from New York University, and her PhD degree in nursing from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She was a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar, 2008-2012. Her dissertation, funded by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veteran's Healthcare and Epsilon Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, revealed the substantive grounded theory of regaining control that illuminated how older adults responded to episodes of new-onset UI during their hospitalization.