Darcy Copeland is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Northern Colorado and a nurse scientist at St Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, CO. Her clinical background is in mental health and forensic nursing. She has a master’s degree in forensic nursing from Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts and a PhD in nursing from UCLA. She is actively engaged in research and evidence based practice projects, facilitates an interdisciplinary EBP fellowship program at St Anthony Hospital, and has experience conducting both quantitative and qualitative research. Her most current research has looked at the relationships between healthcare provider perceptions of safety, exposure to violence and moral distress, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress.