Mrs. Pepin joined STI in 2003 as Practical Nurse Program Director. She earned a Diploma from the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Curry College and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Regis College. Mrs. Pepin’s nursing career began in caring for the adult patient and family with particular focus in oncology nursing. She transitioned into Practical Nurse education in 1985. She has been a nursing education administrator since 1995. Mrs. Pepin has been an advocate for practical nurses for many years, actively participating in local, state and national nursing initiatives. She championed the statewide development of the newly released MA LPN Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies©.