Dr. Joiner-Rogers is currently Director, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Specialist Program, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. She has an active clinical practice in long-term care in addition to teaching. Dr. Joiner-Rogers research interests include chronic heart failure, chronic illness and involvement of chronically ill older-aged adults in health care decisions, interprofessional education for Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists students, and successful transition and retention of new nurses into clinical practice settings. She serves as President, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Epsilon Theta chapter, at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing. She is also a medical-legal consultant on adult and gerontology issues in a variety of clinical settings.