Dr. Harkless joined the University of New Hampshire faculty in 1985 and she continues to practice as a family nurse practitioner at Families First, a federally qualified health center in Portsmouth, NH. She was selected for two Fulbright Senior Scholar awards, the first to Norway in 1997 and the other to India in 2004. She continues as a visiting professor in Norway. Dr. Harkless is currently president of the NH Nurse Practitioner Association and was recently named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her scholarship focuses on global issues in evidence-based practice, decision-making, and elder care.