Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, FAAN, FPCN. Coyne is an assistant professor of palliative care at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and, for nearly eight years until his retirement last month, was the director of this program. Previously, he was clinical director of the Virginia Commonwealth University/ Massey Cancer Palliative Care Service, where he developed an inpatient unit and worked on statewide initiatives to improve palliative care. A clinical nurse specialist, he is co-PI on several grants to educate rural and community health providers on primary palliative care. He is on the national and international faculty of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Curriculum and has served on the board of the Hospice and Palliative Care Credentialling Center and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Coyne was named one of the 30 visionaries in the field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2013.