Leana Chien is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Critical Care at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Professor Chien earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree with an emphasis in Gerontology. Prior to her position as a CNS, Chien worked in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the VA. In her current role, Professor Chien creates and implements educational plants to facilitate staff education, assesses and evaluates current treatment plans, and evaluates and writes evidence-based policies and procedures to enhance nursing practice. She is a member of an interdisciplinary team forming working relationships as a consultant and resource nurse throughout nursing service. Chien is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner by the California Board of Registered Nursing.