Dr Patricia McClunie-Trust is a Principal Lecturer in the Master of Nursing programmes at Wintec Te Pūkenga. Patricia supervises postgraduate research students undertaking projects and dissertations, with expertise in qualitative approaches. Her research interests include professionalism and professional practice in nursing. She is a member of an international collaborative research team (GEN-NZ) exploring the motivations and experiences of graduate-entry Master of Nursing Science students. Patricia’s governance roles include membership of the HRC approved Wintec Human Ethics Research Committee, and Editor-in-Chief for the Kaitiaki Nursing Research Journal.