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
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
*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
out of 124
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.
SRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Student
Samuel Merritt University
“This is long over due. My name is Greg Markman and I am currently an SRNA at Samuel Merritt University. I’m here because of the Diversity in CRNA Nurse Mentorship Program…”
SRNA, DNP Nurse Anesthesia Student
Old Dominion University
“Without commitment, you will never start. But more importantly, without consistency, you will never finish. It’s not easy…”
BSN, RN, CCRN
Accepted into University of Miami DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program
“I would like to thank you for everything that you’ve done for me. I am a supporter of Diversity CRNA, and I’ve attended the workshop last summer in University of Miami. That was a great experience for me. I would say that it was a life changing experience…”
University of Puerto Rico
Nurse Anesthesia Program
“When tropical storm winds started to hit our island last September, the residents of Puerto Rico never imagine the monster that was slowly making its way to us.”
Safa Ahmed Soliman
Accepted into University of Maryland Nurse Anesthesia Program
“I’ve been working towards this since I was 15 years old and to see it come to fruition is a dream come true. The road would have been 10x harder had the mentorship program not existed…”
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.
For More Information Visit: https://www.nbcrna.com/continued-certification
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Thank You NBCRNA For Being A Proud Sponsor of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program!
A special thank you to all of our Sponsors!
Thank you to our proud sponsors! You make it all possible!
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