Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop @ Midwestern University, April 12th – April 14th, 2024

JOIN US TO IGNITE YOUR JOURNEY INTO NURSE ANESTHESIA

Are you passionate about becoming a Nurse Anesthetist? Take your application to the next level by attending this exclusive 3-Day in-person event designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills you need.

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FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS OF BECOMING A NURSE ANESTHETIST

3-DAY EVENT SCHEDULE

DAY 1 – DIVERSITY CRNA MEET & GREET

Date: Friday, April 12, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (MST)

Our three-day event begins with an inspiring meet and greet on Friday, April 12, 2024, where diverse registrants, as well as experienced Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) from across the country, come together. This unique gathering provides an opportunity for you to connect, learn, and network with individuals who share your passion for the field, fostering a diverse and supportive community. Join us and kick-start your journey with a warm welcome into the world of Nurse Anesthesia.

DAY 2 – DIVERSITY CRNA INFORMATION SESSION

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2023

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (MST)

What You’ll Experience:

  • Comprehensive Admissions Guidance: Understand the intricacies of the admissions process, clinical expectations, and how to prepare for simulations.
  • Real Program Rigors: Get an authentic glimpse into the demanding nature of the program.
  • Crafting an Exceptional Personal Statement: Gain valuable tips on constructing a compelling personal statement.
  • Importance of Shadowing: Learn why shadowing a Nurse Anesthetist is crucial for your journey.
  • RN Mock Interview: Receive professional feedback through a mock interview with Nurse Anesthesia Faculty.
  • Scholarly Project Insights: Explore the world of DNP/DNAP scholarly projects.
  • Navigating Program Websites: Master the art of navigating Nurse Anesthesia Program websites.
  • Balancing Life: Receive essential advice on managing family commitments and finances.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with esteemed Nurse Anesthesia Faculty & Program Directors, experienced Nurse Anesthetists, and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists from across the nation.

DAY 3 – HANDS-ON AIRWAY SIMULATION LAB WORKSHOP

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024

Time: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM (MST)

What to Expect on Day 3:

Unlock the practical side of your Nurse Anesthetist journey during our immersive Airway Simulation Lab Workshop. Here, you will:

  • Gain Practical Skills: Get hands-on experience in airway management, a vital aspect of the Nurse Anesthetist role.
  • Simulation Lab Exploration: Step into a real simulation lab and explore the equipment used in clinical practice.
  • Guidance from Experts: Receive expert guidance and instruction from experienced Nurse Anesthetists and faculty.
  • Enhanced Learning: Elevate your understanding of airway management through interactive and practical exercises.
  • Collaborative Learning: Collaborate with fellow attendees, fostering a supportive and educational environment.

This exciting workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge that will set you apart on your path to becoming a Nurse Anesthetist. Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your application and refine your abilities in a real-world setting. Join us on Day 3 for this remarkable learning experience!

REGISTRATION FEE:

  • Registration Fee – Nurses (includes RNs, ADN nurses, LPNs) – $400 for Non-members & $350 for Members *Discount @ Check-out)
  • Registration Fee – Nursing Student (Students enrolled in a program who have not taken the NCLEX Exam) – $225 for Non-members & $175 for Members *Discount @ Check-out)
  • Members Discount – $50.00 off at checkout
  • Early Bird Special Discount – $25.00 off at checkout until December 31, 2023 at 12 noon EST.

We look forward to helping you embark on your journey to become a successful Nurse Anesthetist.

Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop @ the University of Pittsburgh, June 5th – June 9th, 2024

Are you ready to transform your aspirations into reality? Join us for a thrilling 3-day journey at the esteemed University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing, where we’ll empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a Nurse Anesthetist extraordinaire!

REGISTER TODAY…SEATS FILL QUICKLY!

UNLEASH YOUR DREAMS OF BECOMING A NURSE ANESTHETIST

3 DAY HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 1 – DIVERSITY CRNA MEET AND GREET 

Date: Friday, June 7, 2024  |  Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EST)

Location: University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 3500 Victoria Street, 1st Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Kick Off the Spectacle: 

Our electrifying three-day event commences with a dynamic meet and greet that transcends boundaries. Immerse yourself in a diverse community where you’ll mingle with like-minded individuals, alongside accomplished Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) from across the nation. This is your opportunity to foster connections, learn from the best, and launch your adventure into the world of Nurse Anesthesia.

DAY 2 – DIVERSITY CRNA INFORMATION SESSION

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024  |   Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (EST)

Location: University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 3500 Victoria Street, 1st Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

What Awaits You on Day 2: 

  • Admissions Mastery:   Delve into the intricacies of the admissions process, clinical expectations, and the art of mastering simulations.
  • Real-World Rigors:   Experience the pulse-pounding rigor of the Nurse Anesthetist program.
  • Personal Statement Prowess:   Craft an unforgettable personal statement with expert tips and tricks.
  • Shadowing Secrets:   Discover the pivotal role of shadowing Nurse Anesthetists in your journey.
  • RN Mock Interview:   Hone your skills with a mock interview led by Nurse Anesthesia Faculty.
  • Scholarly Project Discovery:   Explore the captivating world of DNP/DNAP scholarly projects.
  • Web Navigation:   Navigate Nurse Anesthesia Program websites like a pro.
  • Life Balancing Act:   Learn the secrets of managing family commitments and finances.
  • Network Extravaganza:   Forge connections with prestigious Nurse Anesthesia Faculty & Program Directors, seasoned Nurse Anesthetists, and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists from all corners of the nation.

DAY 3 – DIVERSITY CRNA AIRWAY SIMULATION LAB WORKSHOP 

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024    |   Time: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM (EST)

Location: WISER Simulation Lab, 230 McKee Place, Suite 300, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Day 3: Where Dreams Take Flight: 

Experience the thrill of practical learning in our exhilarating Airway Simulation Lab Workshop. Get hands-on with vital airway management skills – the cornerstone of a Nurse Anesthetist’s prowess. Immerse yourself in a real simulation lab, guided by seasoned Nurse Anesthetists and expert faculty. Elevate your mastery of airway management through immersive exercises, all while sharing this epic journey with your fellow attendees.

Simulation Lab Experience – As per the university website: The Pitt Nurse Anesthesia Program is a national leader in simulation education.  Simulation experiences will take place at the 16,000 square-foot Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER).  WISER is a world-class inter-professional simulation training and research facility focused on improving education and patient safety through effective healthcare provider education. 

Introducing WISER (Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research) for nurses who will have an opportunity to have an immersive hands-on high-fidelity anesthesia simulation lab!

New! Nurses will have an opportunity to engage with Augmented Reality or AR station, intubation skill stations, Glidescope, McGrath intubation, US station, fiber-optic intubation, Vimedix POCUS, spinal and epidural placements in mannequins, Lumis Platform AR interactions, and more!

REGISTRATION FEE:

  • Registration Fee – Nurses (includes RNs, ADN nurses, LPNs) – $400 for Non-members & $350 for Members *Discount @ Check-out)
  • Registration Fee – Nursing Student (Students enrolled in a program who have not taken the NCLEX Exam) – $225 for Non-members & $175 for Members *Discount @ Check-out)
  • Members Discount – $50.00 off at checkout
  • Early Bird Special Discount – $25.00 off at checkout until December 31, 2023 at 12 noon EST.

Don’t miss this breathtaking opportunity to amplify your application and set your course for success as a Nurse Anesthetist, right here at the University of Pittsburgh. Your dream career awaits – embark on this electrifying adventure with us!

The Diversity CRNA Vimeo has New Content from Past Zoom Events…Duke University 2021 recently added!

Explore the latest additions on Diversity CRNA’s Vimeo channel, featuring fresh content from previous Zoom events, with the notable inclusion of Duke University’s 2021 event.

Dive into the Diversity CRNA Vimeo On-Demand Channel, where you can access past events in their entirety or choose specific sections of interest. These videos provide valuable insights into what Program Directors look for in potential students and what it takes to secure acceptance.

Discover content from renowned institutions, including Duke University, Emory University, University of Pennsylvania, Florida International University, Samuel Merritt University, Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia, University of Southern California, UAMS, Case Western Reserve, and many more. Don’t miss out on this wealth of knowledge and expertise – access it at your convenience.

Rosanna Peralta

BSN, RN, CCRN

“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 with 1:1 mock interviews. I got accepted to the University of Maryland’s CRNA program and got waitlisted for Columbia University. I am over the moon. This was my third time applying and I retook all of my science courses. I could not have done it without your support. I hope to become a part of diversity CRNA and help others the same way you all helped me.”

“My name is Rosanna Peralta and I was recently accepted to the University of Maryland CRNA Program. I am over the moon with excitement and have gratitude towards the guidance I received from the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program. I participated in two Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshops, a personal statement workshop, and three group interview sessions. In addition, I completed graduate pathophysiology, graduate pharmacology, and retook most of my science courses. I remained positive and took it one step at a time to become a strong candidate. Every semester I had goals to improve myself academically and as a critical care RN. I re-applied to these programs and did not become discouraged. It is important to keep a clear image of your dream and not give up just because you need to wait a year or more. I am not only the first in my family to attend a university, but now I am the first in my family to work towards obtaining a doctorate. Thank you Dr. Gould for creating an organization that uplifts and encourages all to follow our dreams.”

“I had originally emailed you with my acceptance into the University of Maryland CRNA Program, but I was later accepted into Columbia University CRNA Program. It was a hard decision but I will be attending Columbia. I could not have done this without the diversity CRNA! I wanna thank everyone from the bottom of my heart. Have a great day.”

~Compiled from three separate emails 

Monique Dennis

BSN, RN, CCRN

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!

I am truly grateful for her passion for diversifying advanced practice nursing amongst minorities. She has been actively making efforts to encourage minorities, especially black men and women to take their careers to the highest levels. This was a weekend of networking, connecting, and celebration.  I was already on the path to taking my career to the next level, but the energy this weekend was confirmation that I’m going in the right direction and I’m more than capable. 

As Dr. Gould said, “you can’t be what you can’t see” a quote by Marian Wright Edelman, is so true! I saw my sisters and brothers in the highest level of patient care and that was the most beautiful thing to see. I want to be a part of that. Be a part of closing the gap of a healthcare system that is not representative of the population it serves. And show other Black little girls that they too one day can do the same thing and greater!”

 

Vincent Crump

BSN, RN, CCRN

Accepted @ Youngstown State University / St. Elizabeth Health Center School for Nurse Anesthetists

“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.”

“Anyone reading this post, please know there are few limits outside of the ones you put on yourself. As Dr. Gould would tell you to say, “Repeat after me. I will be a CRNA.”

 

Danielle Parker

BSN, RN, CCRN

Accepted @ Mary Baldwin University Nurse Anesthesia Program

“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 to Mary Baldwin University Nurse Anesthesia Program. And, no GRE as a requirement for admission into the dual program too! Checkmate!” 

 

Freddie Chen

BSN, RN, CCRN

SRNA @ 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 & member of the LGBTQAI community, the choices I make not only represent who I am but also demonstrate the possibilities for the people like me. Find your drive & seek out mentors! And, I am a proud member of DNAMP!

out, I worked religiously and did whatever I needed to ensure I was the ideal candidate for CRNA school. I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Diversity CRNA Mentorship Conference at VCU last fall, and that experience reinforced my desire to become a CRNA. 

Today, I can proudly attest that I am a product of outstanding mentorship and guidance. There’s a saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” so it’s fair to say that the Diversity CRNA Mentorship Program is our village with countless mentors helping and guiding minorities like me to realize and attain our dreams of becoming a CRNA.”

 

Daneilio Absalom

BSN, RN, CCRN

Accepted into Excela School of Anesthesia/Saint Vincent College

“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 ideal candidate for CRNA school. I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Diversity CRNA Mentorship Conference at VCU last fall, and that experience reinforced my desire to become a CRNA. 

Today, I can proudly attest that I am a product of outstanding mentorship and guidance. There’s a saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” so it’s fair to say that the Diversity CRNA Mentorship Program is our village with countless mentors helping and guiding minorities like me to realize and attain our dreams of becoming a CRNA.”