Elizabeth Heavey completed her Bachelor's Degree in Economics while simultaneously completing her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She earned the College of Nursing award and completed both degrees Summa Cum Laude. She began her nursing career working with high risk obstetrics patients in Miami Florida and moved back to Rochester, New York to work at Strong Memorial Hospital and pursue her Master's Degree from the University of Rochester. She graduated, earning the Eleanor Hall Outstanding Master's Student Award while working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and High Risk Labor and Delivery. She also functioned as the HIV outreach testing coordinator for the obstetrics service and received high accolades from the state for the program she developed which improved compliance and follow-up tremendously in high risk populations. She worked as a Nurse-Midwife where she loved “catching babies” and taking care of her patients for ten years. She also continued her education during this time and completed her Ph.D. in Epidemiology, with high honors, at the University of Buffalo. She accepted a position teaching nursing at the State University of New York College at Brockport in 2004 and began public health and statistics for nurses. She continued to practice as a colposcopist in a resident teaching practice and completed a post-doc fellowship in adolescent medicine at the University of Rochester. She worked as the RN-BSN program director and is now the Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner program director at the college. She is the mother of two children is frequently found at swim meets, school productions and gardening in the backyard with her family. She hopes this book will convince nurses they each have a tremendous capacity to contribute to their patients and their professional field through the delivery and evaluation of compassionate nursing care. Understanding the application of statistics is essential to the provision of evidence based practice but that doesn’t mean learning statistics has to be overwhelming. Start at the beginning of the book and you will be surprised by how your understanding builds one chapter at a time. By the end you will know a lot more statistics than you may have thought was possible. Lots of nurses have already mastered the content and you can too!