My view of nursing has been in a state of fluidity throughout my career. I have continually reinvented it as my experience grows. It is no different now as I begin to take on the challenge of becoming an APRN. Practicing as an APRN carries with it the responsibility of promoting evidence-based practice. The nursing profession requires EBP as a foundational component to provide the most effective care to our patients. To me the APRN is the change agent for our profession in ensuring that EBP serves as the basis for all aspects of nursing care. I often envision APRNs as the “commanders in the field” providing tactical guidance by way of EBP. I feel it is important for me to never lose sight of the fact that we as nurses, no matter our level of education, must always put the care of our patients first.