Jim Hansen is a Registered Nurse by profession. He holds AS and BA degrees from Brigham Young University, an MSN from the University of Wyoming, and is a Doctoral candidate in the Turner School of Theology at Amridge University. His professional writings include primary authorship of the internationally recognized The Nurse Residency Program Builder and contributing authorship to four other nursing texts. He has also published 11 articles in peer-reviewed nursing journals and Interpreter. He served a full-time mission from 1989–1991 and has served in numerous ward and stake capacities, but his favorites have been those of Seminary teacher and bishop. He and his wife, Teri, are the proud parents of two sons and eagerly look forward to grandchildren in the near future.