Prof. Eden has had a long educational journey. He reminds his students that it took him 13 years of school to finally get his first BA in Holistic Studies. He changed majors often including music, drama, political science leadership, performance, communication arts (ASL), nursing, and nursing education. He has a plethora of hobbies and interests that include hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, beekeeping, gardening, welding, and carpentry. He also completes plumbing and electrical projects at his home. He sings with the Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus and is a strong advocate of the LGBTQ community. He has been a nurse for 22 years in the critical care arena and has always enjoyed working with new nurses and nursing students. Learning is a life-long process and there is something new to learn every day. His hope is to bring a positive, successful connection for new nurses and help them fulfill their potential.