Dr. Beth Ann Swan is Professor and former Dean at the Jefferson College of Nursing and Senior Fellow in the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Swan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is past president of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing and a 2007-2010 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. Dr. Swan was a member of the Veterans Health Administration Choice Act Blue Ribbon Panel and was a member of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Planning Committee for Preparing Registered Nurses for New Roles in Primary Care. Dr. Swan has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to ambulatory care, care coordination and transition management, and technology applications for education and practice. She is Co-Editor of the text, Care Coordination and Transition Management Core Curriculum. Dr. Swan was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and HRSA’s Bureau of Health Professions. She co-authored a book, Evidence-based Nursing Care Guidelines: Medical-Surgical Interventions and the book received a 2008 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award. In 2009, Dr. Swan received the Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania for Excellence in Nursing Research. Dr. Swan is the author of the November 2012 Health Affairs' Narrative Matters Feature, A Nurse Learns Firsthand That You May Fend For Yourself After A Hospital Stay.