Dr. Beverly Hall received her BSN from Texas Christian University, her MA in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from New York University, and her PhD from University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Hall is Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing. Her research interests are on maintaining mental, spiritual, and physical health of patients who have life threatening illnesses. She continues to present classes and workshops on these topics. Her book, The Art of Becoming a Nurse Healer was awarded first place in the 2006 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards. She was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 1986.