Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop @ Rosalind Franklin University, June 23rd – June 25th, 2023

Interested in becoming a Nurse Anesthetist? Improve and boost your application BEFORE you submit it by attending this in-person event!

During this 3-Day in-person event, you will …….

DAY 1 – MEET & GREET

Friday, June 23, 2023  |  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Rothstein Warden Centennial Learning Center, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064-3095

DAY 2 – INFORMATION SESSION

Saturday, June 24, 2023   |   8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Rothstein Warden Centennial Learning Center, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064-3095

  • Learn comprehensive information about the admissions process, clinical expectations, and simulation preparation
  • Learn the true rigors of a program
  • Get valuable tips on personal statement construction
  • Learn the importance of shadowing a Nurse Anesthetist
  • RN Mock Interview with Nurse Anesthesia Faculty
  • Learn aspects of DNP/DNAP scholarly projects
  • Navigating Nurse Anesthesia Program Websites
  • Tips on balancing family and finances
  • Opportunity to network with Nurse Anesthesia Faculty, Nurse Anesthetists, and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists from across the country

DAY 3 – SIMULATION LAB EXPERIENCE

Sunday, June 25, 2023   |   7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Rothstein Warden Centennial Learning Center, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064-3095

Participating Nurse Anesthesia Programs & Directors

  • Lori Anderson, DNP, CRNA, APRN, FAANA with Rosalind Franklin University
  • Maiko Yamashiti, DNP, CRNA with Rosalind Franklin University
  • Michelle Gonzalez, PhD, CRNA, FAANA, CHSE-A with the University of Arkansas for Medicine & Sciences (UAMS)
  • Greg Bozimowski, DNP, CRNA, APRN with University of Detroit-Mercy
  • Lt. Commander Lauren Suszan, DNP, MSN, CRNA  with Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS)

For more information & hotel information: Click Here

All nurses will receive a signed Certificate of Completion after the end of the program event!  All registrants will receive a Welcome Email that will be sent six weeks prior to the event.

Must upload your proof of COVID-19 booster at the time of registration.

Diversity CRNA Interview Preparation Sessions via Zoom – February 4th and February 5th @ 12 Noon EST

Come practice your interview skills and learn interview techniques from experienced, diverse CRNAs.

Not sure what to say and how to say it? This free event to designed to help you practice your interview skills and better prepare you for a nurse anesthesia program interview. Register today and receive the Zoom details as the time grows near.  This is a great way to prepare for your future by gaining valuable interviewing tips and getting more confident with your skills prior to your big day.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM (Noon) EST
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM (Noon) EST

Zoom Log On Information will be sent on Thursday, February 2, 2023, in the evening. 

Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop @ the University of Pittsburgh, May 5th – May 7th, 2023

Interested in becoming a Nurse Anesthetist? Improve and boost your application BEFORE you submit it by attending this in-person event!

During this 3-Day in-person event, you will …….

DAY 1 – MEET & GREET

Friday, May 5, 2023  |  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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

DAY 2 – INFORMATION SESSION

Saturday, May 6, 2023   |   8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

  • Learn comprehensive information about the admissions process, clinical expectations, and simulation preparation
  • Learn the true rigors of a program
  • Get valuable tips on personal statement construction
  • Learn the importance of shadowing a Nurse Anesthetist
  • RN Mock Interview with Nurse Anesthesia Faculty
  • Learn aspects of DNP/DNAP scholarly projects
  • Navigating Nurse Anesthesia Program Websites
  • Tips on balancing family and finances
  • Opportunity to network with Nurse Anesthesia Faculty, Nurse Anesthetists, and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists from across the country

DAY 3 – SIMULATION LAB EXPERIENCE

Sunday, May 7, 2023   |   7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

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

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!

Participating Nurse Anesthesia Programs & Directors

  • John O’Donnell, DrPH, CRNA, CHASE-A, FSSH, FAANA with the University of Pittsburgh
  • Veronica Amos, PhD, CRNA, PHCNS-BC, FAANA with University of Maryland
  • Steven Belmont, DNP, CRNA, APRN with Fairfield University
  • Virginia Simmons, DNP, CRNA, CHSE-A, FAANA, FAAN with Duke University

For more information & hotel information: Click Here

All nurses will receive a signed Certificate of Completion after the end of the program event!  All registrants will receive a Welcome Email that will be sent six weeks prior to the event.

Must upload your proof of COVID-19 booster at the time of registration.

Diversity CRNA Boot Camp via Zoom – Saturday, March 25, 2023

Experienced, diverse CRNAs have designed a one-day curriculum that will cover anesthesia-related topics. Presentations will cover detailed information about the rigors of the program, financial management, basic anesthesia didactic review, doctorate scholarly project topics for consideration, introduction to clinical (covering credentialing, case logs, and nurse anesthesia care plans), and more.

This is for newly accepted nurse anesthesia students, SRNAs currently enrolled in a program, and RNs actively placing applications into a nurse anesthesia program! 

For more information on this one-day online Zoom event, please visithttps://diversitycrna.org/diversity-crna-boot-camp/

Ready, Set…Diversity CRNA Boot Camp!

Save the Dates… Diversity CRNA 2023 In-Person Events…

Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshops…Save the 2023 dates…

University of Pittsburgh – May 5th – 7th

Rosalind Franklin University – June 23rd – 25th

Samuel Merritt University – August 11th – 13th

Virginia Commonwealth University – September 22nd – 24th

Registration will open soon for the…

Diversity Doctorate Symposium – February 2023

Diversity CRNA Boot Camp – March 2023

Diversity CRNA Zoom Doctorate Symposium

Learn about doctorate-prepared nurses of color in pursuit of PhD, EdD, DNP, or DNAP degrees, advanced practice nurse’s faculty pipeline, and building a body of work!

You will hear from a panel made up of CRNAs, FNPs, CNMs & Fellows of color.

Increasing the Pipeline of Doctorate Degrees for Nurses of Color

CRNA Advanced Pain Management Fellowships

Black Maternal Health & Racism in Nursing

Increasing PhD and Faculty Pipeline

Building a Body of Work: A FAAN’s Journey

Keynote Speaker

Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion | Research Professor Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing from the Pennsylvania State University will be our keynote speaker!

Dr. Fields is a Research Professor and Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Nursing at Penn State University. He is also the founder and CEO of “The S.D.F Group, LLC”, which is a health innovation consultant company (www.thesdfgrp.com). He has 30 years of experience in the health sector as an educator, researcher, clinician, administrator, consultant, health policy specialist, and entrepreneur/business owner. Dr. Fields is a well-known and respected HIV/AIDS prevention research scientist with a significant focus on young men of color. He is an Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse and a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He is a lifetime member of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc., (NBNA) and currently serves as the organization’s national 1st Vice President (2020 – 2022). He was the first-ever male Registered Nurse selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship Program in which he served as a policy adviser to then-Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) on the Senate HELP Committee during the historic healthcare reform debates and passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Dr. Fields is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the National Academies of Practice. He has held academic and administrative positions at Binghamton University, University of Rochester, Florida International University, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, New York Institute of Technology, and Long Island University-Brooklyn. Dr. Fields received his Ph.D., in Nursing Science from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.S., in Family Nursing, and B.S., in Nursing from Binghamton University. He completed his post-doctoral work in the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California San Francisco.

You must register to attend this free event.  The Zoom link will be provided on Thursday evening, 2/15/2023, a few days prior to the event.

Announcing NEW Diversity CRNA Video On Demand Channel

Check out our new Diversity CRNA Video On Demand Vimeo Channel where you can catch up on some of our latest Zoom events and view them at your leisure. The Diversity CRNA Zoom Information Session in collaboration with Emory University from March 13, 2021 and Samuel Merritt University from August 21, 2021, is currently available. Other past Zoom events will be posted soon. Registrants of each event can view the videos for free and members can receive a discount on the entire set for up to six months. This is a great way to watch what you missed or get more familiar with the topics of interest. Please click here to access the Diversity CRNA Vimeo On Demand Channel and bookmark the page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at diversitycrna4u@gmail.com.