Whitney Van De Graaff has been employed as an instructor in the College of Nursing since January of 2018. Whitney has been a registered nurse since 2011 working in inpatient pediatric oncology, diabetes and medical surgical areas. She has also worked in adult oncology. She has been involved in several levels of leadership through hospital shared governance and as charge nurse on her unit before employment with Creighton University. Teaching and future research interests include anxiety and depression in pedatric patients with chronic illnesses as well as benefits of a student led mentorship program within the College of Nursing.