Birthing Center manager Julia (JP) Profit Johnson, BSN, RN, doesn’t hesitate to empty the trash or pick up a night shift. The same is true of designing a childbirth education program so that local mothers can stay close to home or asking the CEO to invest in a new nurse development idea. If it’s needed she’ll do it. Last December, JP walked across the stage at Oklahoma City University graduating with her bachelor’s degree in nursing with honors. After completing an associates nursing program in 1998, JP believed that too was needed.