Jean was nominated by Indiana University School of Nursing Bloomington faculty, Greg Carter. I have worked with Ms. Balaguras for almost ten years and view her as an exemplar of what a professional nurse should be. Jean is a tireless advocate for superior care and recognizes those small moments when a patient or their families need an extra level of support. It is often difficult to help nursing students understand grieving, because they are so often caught up in the stress of the moment. Jean acts as a guide to help the students better understand the complex nature of clinical care and as a result, the students walk away with a higher level of self-confidence and respect for the nursing role.