Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CEN, currently serves as the nurse educator for the emergency department (ED) at DeKalb Medical Center at Hillandale, Lithonia, Georgia. In this role, Mrs. Buettner works to advance the careers of emergency nurses through education and evidence-based practice. She finds great joy in helping others grow professionally and cultivate their inner gifts and talents. She has developed ED orientation processes and education courses for several local hospitals in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. In her 17 years of ED nursing experience, she has spent several years precepting new emergency nurses and has served as a legal nurse consultant. Mrs. Buettner holds certifications in basic disaster life support (BDLS), advanced disaster life support (ADLS), and as a certified emergency nurse (CEN), and serves as an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructor. She is a course coordinator for the trauma nursing core course (TNCC) and emergency nursing pediatric course (ENPC). She is a current member of the Emergency Nurses Association and an advocate for the Board Certified Emergency Nursing exam. She received the Faculty Award from the Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing, for the graduate who "has achieved excellence in both the academic and clinical settings and who best exemplifies the total integration of program philosophy to professional performance" (March 1999). In 2010, Mrs. Buettner was nominated as nurse of the year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She was a finalist for the 2016 Atlanta March of Dime's Nurse of the Year Award. Her passion to teach and mentor new ED nurses led her to create an original ED orientation manual made specifically for new emergency nurses and their preceptors.