Frances C. Elliott, RN, BSN, received her basic nursing education at Hermann Hospital School of Professional Nursing, Houston, TX. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Texas Systems Schools of Nursing, Houston campus. Ms. Elliott is presently working toward a master of science degree at Texas Woman's University College of Nursing, Houston campus. In rehabilitation nursing since 1972, she has been in private practice as a rehabilitation consultant/coordinator since 1979. Ms. Elliott also serves as ARN director of Region 5.