Cathleen E. Kunkler MSN, RN, ONC, CNE, is an Associate Professor of Nurse Education. A graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, Elmira College, and the University of Phoenix, Kunkler has practiced nursing in a variety of clinical and managerial healthcare settings. She holds membership in the National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau. An active member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nursing, Kunkler served as the editor of Orthopaedic Nursing Core Competencies: Across the Life Span 3rd edition (2013), and contributed a chapter on “Therapeutic Modalities” to the Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing, 7th edition (2013). For 25 years, she has maintained specialty certification as an ONC (Orthopaedic Nurse Certified), and has recently achieved the credentials of CNE (Certified Nurse Educator).