Miranda Peterson was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but grew up in Henderson. She followed in the footsteps of her parents and returned to Bowling Green to obtain an undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from WKU in 1995. She obtained a Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSN) in 2008 from USI and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at NKU in 2016. Miranda is a Certified Nurse Educator and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2014. She has a nursing background in Medical/Surgical, Pediatric, and Labor and Delivery. She taught Medical Surgical III, Senior Practicum, and Pediatrics at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, KY in an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Then had the opportunity to move back to Bowling Green, where she currently teaches Medical Surgical I, Maternal Child Nursing, and Senior Practicum in the School of Nursing at WKU. Miranda is also a member of several professional organizations: Sigma Theta Tau International, National League for Nursing (NLN), American Nurses Association (ANA), and Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA).