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Our mission is to inform, empower, and mentor

The mission of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program is to inform, empower, and mentor under-served diverse populations with information to prepare them for a successful career in Nurse Anesthesia.

2022 Edge Runner Recipient
Immersion Model for Diversifying Nurse Anesthesia Programs
Dr. Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAANA, FAAN

Dr. Wallena Gould
Founder & CEO
Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program

The Edge Runner initiative recognizes nurses-designed models of care and interventions that impact cost, improve healthcare quality and enhance consumer satisfaction.  Through its Edge Runner program, the Academy is mobilizing its fellows, health leaders, and partner organizations to recognize nurses who are leading the way with new ideas to transform the health system.

The Immersion Model for Diversifying Nurse Anesthesia Programs is innovative by design and has emerged as a reliable method to challenge bias, close demographic gaps in representation, and increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the nurse anesthesia profession.

For over a decade, the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program has mentored 658 nurses of color who matriculated into and graduated from 92 graduate nurse anesthesia programs.  Click here to read more about the Immersion Model for Diversifying Nurse Anesthesia Programs.

Diversity CRNA HBCU & Hispanic Serving Institution School of Nursing Tour
Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop
Diversity CRNA Advanced Practice Nurse Doctorate Symposium

Nurse Anesthetists





CRNAs of Color


*3% African American | 4% Hispanic | 4% Asian/Pacific Islander | 0.7% Native Indian | 1% Other/Non-Caucasian | 88% White

Statistics Compiled from the *Registered Nurses – American Nurses Association
* CRNAs (2020 AANA Profile Survey)

Diversity CRNA National Impact



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The Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program (DNAMP) has mentored 658 members that have graduated from or are currently enrolled in 92 of the 124 nurse anesthesia programs, including Puerto Rico.


Rosanna Peralta

SRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Student

Columbia University
“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your guidance. The Diversity CRNA information session in 2016/2017, essay workshop, and mock interviews helped me tremendously. Dr. Sanchez also helped me…”

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Monique Dennis


Event Attendee
“What an amazing weekend! Dr. Gould walked so we could run! I promise I will return as a nurse anesthesia student to serve on the graduate panel for a future Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop!…”

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Vincent Crump

SRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Student

Youngstown State University
“It’s been a long time coming! I remember just how inspired I was by everyone I met at the Diversity CRNA 2019 Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop at Augusta University and now I hope I can do the same…”

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Danielle Parker

SRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Student

Mary Baldwin University
“I was discouraged after not being accepted last cycle, but with the help of Diversity CRNA and Dr. Gould. I took advantage of all of the available resources to me and attended the Diversity Conference at VCU which was pivotal in my acceptance…”

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Freddie Chen

SRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Student

Texas Wesleyan University
“I was still in nursing school when I attended a DNAMP event in 2019. “You will see me again!.” I told Dr. Gould, who still inspires me with brief moments filled with words of wisdom- “Choose the program that wants you the most! As an immigrant from China, the 1st college graduate in my family…”

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Daneilio Absalom

SRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Student

Excela School of Anesthesia
“Four years ago, I left a progressive career in the Hotel Industry to become a CRNA. I attended nursing school at Johns Hopkins and worked in various ICUs. I set goals and pursue them relentlessly. Day in and day out, I worked religiously and did whatever I needed to ensure I was the…”

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Janiera Jackson

SRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Student

Drexel University
“This Nurses’ Week I am full of gratitude. I am grateful to be in this profession. The impact of nursing is far beyond the clinical setting. I am even more grateful to know, meet, befriend, and experience so many successful black nurses. Every Diversity CRNA event I attend is like a family reunion and feels like a big hug…”

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Vincent Doan

Event Attendee

VCU 2022
“Saturday & Sunday is even more impressive!”…

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Ellen Suleiman

SRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Student

University of Pittsburgh
“I became a member of the Diversity CRNA and Mentorship program on May 15th, 2020. Before becoming a member, I was lost, not knowing how to initiate and follow through with applying to CRNA programs. After becoming a member of this community, I am proud to say that I was called…”

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Diversity CRNA School of Nursing Tour

Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshops

Diversity CRNA Advanced Practice Nurse Doctorate Symposium

CPC Program
Continued Professional Certification

The CPC Program supports lifelong learning and the strong CRNA credential, protecting your ability to continue practicing as a CRNA, and is designed to meet the APRN regulatory requirements of every state Board of Nursing.

The program also reinforces the validity and value of your CRNA credential, demonstrating to your patients, their families, and your employer that you meet the credentialing requirements designed to promote lifelong learning, help you maintain current anesthesia knowledge, and encourage patient safety— even as the health care environment constantly changes.

CPC Program Components

The NBCRNA CPC Program includes four components: Class A credits, Class B credits, Core Modules, and the CPC Assessment.

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Thank you to our proud sponsors! You make it all possible!


*Charitable sponsor over the life of the organization and instrumental to the growth of Diversity CRNA.

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Destiny Dreams Anesthesia, LLC

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