We are Andy and Heather, a husband and wife team and your crew here at Ignite. We are passionate about improving 21st century nursing education and working together to collaboratively shape the future of nursing practice. Our goal is to give back to the nursing profession by supporting the educator inside of each and every nurse to succeed.

We are glad you are here,

Andy and Heather

Nurse educators are visionaries.

Nursing needs the educator you were made to be.

Available in diverse styles,

we come to our profession 

with our own brands of 

creativity to ignite growth. 

Discover the possibilities of your strengths? Sure you can!

Are you facilitating education for Online,

Face-to-Face, or 

Hybrid learning?

Piece by piece, build up your presence and show your excitement in your work. When you come through the door each day, bring to work your aged patina. No matter where that is for you, your work is your craft.

Nursing Education Statistics


Percentage of nursing programs that sought to hire new faculty


Percentage of full-time female nurse educators


Percentage of full-time male nurse educators


Percentage of full-time tenured nurse faculty


Common age of full-time nurse educator

National League for Nursing Faculty Census Survey (2015)

Top Challenges to Filling Educator Vacancies

Inadequate amount of qualified applicants. 37%

Unable to provide competitive salaries. 33%

Faculty positions less desirable than other vacancies. 12%

Insufficient budget lines available. 6%

Other challenges. 12%

National League for Nursing Faculty Census Survey (2015)

Professional Woman


"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting" Plutarch


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Ignite's target audience?

Nursing professors, nurse managers, hospital-based nurse educators, charge nurses, and other awesome nursing leaders who would benefit from developing their educator strengths.

How can I explore becoming a guest blogger with Ignite?

Thank you for your interest in writing for The Ignite Blog! To learn more, follow these simple steps:

  1. Hover over the "Home" tab above
  2. Click on "Write for Us"
  3. Read about our process
  4. If it sounds like a good fit, submit your post for consideration

Where can I read Ignite blog posts?

Ignite users can navigate numerous education posts with ease:

  1. Enter the Education Resources tab (our blog)
  2. Click on the education topic that interests you
  3. View posts relevant to that topic
  4. Click on a post you would like to learn more about
  5. Share your favorite posts

Does Ignite provide resources available for download?

Yes! Ignite shares downloadable material under the Member Downloads tab! There you will find helpful resources to download and bring with you from class to floor.

How can I become a subscriber or member?

1. Hover over the "About" tab above 2. Click on "Join" 3. Review your options and select a path that fits best