Prof I Coetzee is an associate professor at the University of Pretoria for past 21 years involved in the education and training of pre-graduate and post-graduate students. Her area of clinical expertise is Critical Care Nursing Science and Higher education. She has supervised post-graduate scholars to completion a total of 35 Masters and 5 PhD students. Currently she is supervising 15 Masters and 7 PhD students. She is an external examiner at several national and international universities, has examined 40 Masters dissertations and 15 PhD thesis. Prof I Coetzee has presented at various National and International Conferences relating Critical Care, Higher education and Practice development aspects. She has 24 published articles in National and International Journals and is a co-researcher in a International Practice development research project with NRF Funding. She is a Fellow of the Academia of Nursing in South African (FANSA), as well as the South African representative of the World Federation for Critical care nurses (WFCCN). She is a recipient of the Critical Care Society of South Africa`s Presidents` Nursing Award for outstanding contribution to Critical Care in South Africa.