Diversity CRNA Newsletter August 2019

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The time is almost near for me to be honored by the AANA with the Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment this month at the annual congress.  As the time grows closer, I find myself getting more and more excited.  The Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program has been a tremendous part of my life for the past 15 years. Every fiber of my being is passionate about diversifying the nurse anesthesia profession.  It changes lives not just for the person who becomes a CRNA, but also their families, patients, and communities. I did not commit to this mission for the accolades and never expected anyone to even take notice or reward; although, it sure feels good to be acknowledged. 

Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN  
On the Move!

Lena Gould Sioux Falls SD
CRNA Lecture Series on Health Disparities & Cultural Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia 


For two days, I presented as a guest lecturer at Mount Marty College Nurse Anesthesia Program in Sioux Falls, South Dakota! 

Of course, I spoke about informing and securing anesthesia consents from diverse patients. But, let’s start from a historical point of view for a better appreciation of patients from different cultural groups with varied dialects and socio-economic backgrounds.

Notably, we engaged in dialogue about social isolation, professional socialization, Implicit bias and cultural competence in nurse anesthesia too!

And, graduate nurse anesthesia students were exposed to health disparities and how we evolved into diversity in the the nurse anesthesia workforce. My goodness, this can be designed as a whole course in the nurse anesthesia curriculum itself.

Thank you Dr. Lukeythia Bastardi, DNAP, CRNA (Assistant Professor, Mount Marty Nurse Anesthesia Program) for inviting me to your campus!

Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN
Founder, Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program

Guest Lecturer, Dr. Lena Gould, CRNA, FAAN at Columbia University 

Nurse Anesthesia Program! 

In July 17th, I was invited to Columbia University Nurse Anesthesia Program as guest lecturer on diversity, cultural competence & health disparities in nurse anesthesia. 

Thank you Dr. Maribeth Hrach Massie PhD, CRNA, (Program Director & AANA Board of Director, Region 1) for inviting me to share incredible stories of pioneer CRNAs such as Helen Lamb, Goldie Brangman, Dr. Art Zwerling, The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Harlem School of Anesthesia, usage of the language line, and books such as The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and In The Nation’s Compelling Interest and more! Whew! 

But, to my surprise, SRNAs prepared diversity vignettes on different aspects of cultural humility. BRAVO!!

MAIN STORY!

Diversity CRNA Effect...My Mentoring and Shadowing Experience of an Independent CRNA Practice for a Day!  

Sasha Holder shadowing Marche Jenkins CRNA

Sasha Holder, BSN, RN, CCRN with her mentor Marche Jenkins, CRNA, MSN.

My goodness, Sasha Holder, BSN, RN, CCRN is on her way to becoming a CRNA! 

In April, she attended a Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Workshop at Augusta University. Then, she passed the CCRN Exam. Recently attended the Diversity APN Doctorate Symposium at the National Black Nurses Association. And, finally, she had an awesome opportunity to shadow one of her mentors, Marche Jenkins, CRNA, MSN. 

Immediately after the April Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop at Augusta University, Sasha posted this on her Instagram page: 

This is the epitome of representation and mentorship. In three days Marche showed me so much encouragement, challenged me and got me to face my fears of approaching and speaking to the power players in the room. He’s got so much faith in me when I didn’t even have any in myself. That’s mentorship and that’s diversity. Thank you Dr. Gould @lenagould for creating a safe space that nurses like me can meet people like Marche. Representation matters. #diversitycrna

The power of Mentorship is phenomenal!

DIVERSITY CRNA 2019 EVENTS!

Diversity CRNA Black & White Affair!

AANA 2019 Annual Congress

When: August 09 - 13, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Diversity CRNA Black & White Affair 
AANA Annual Congress Meeting 

Chicago, Illinois 

Date: Friday, August 9th

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:  Hyatt Regency Hotel Crystal Ballroom 

Wallena Gould EdD, CRNA, FAAN (AANA Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment) at the AANA Annual Congress Banquet Dinner - (Tuesday, August 13, 2019)

The Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment was established in 1975 to recognize individuals whose foremost dedication to excellence has furthered the art and science of nurse anesthesia.

The award was established to honor Agatha Hodgins (1877-1945), founder and first president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. A notable pioneer in the field of anesthesiology, Miss Hodgins was one of the first to perfect the nitrous oxide-oxygen technique of anesthesia. In 1915 she founded the influential Lakeside School of Anesthesia in Cleveland and was the visionary force in the establishment of the profession of nurse anesthetists.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for 2019 Diversity Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop Event

@ Texas Christian University! 

October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Diverse nurses interested in Nurse Anesthesia should consider attending before applying to a nurse anesthesia program. 

There will be three panelists of Nurse Anesthesia Program Directors, diverse CRNAs, and nurse anesthesia students.

Learn comprehensive information about the admission process, mock interviews, rigors of a program, clinical expectation, GRE preparation, balancing family and finances, military options, and a hands-on Airway Simulation Lab experience. 

To Register: Click Here

 There will be no walk-in registration for events! Texas Christian University is filling up and close to capacity! 

We are proud to announce the NBCRNA as our 2019 Platinum Sponsor. Thank you for your continued support of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program and its mission.  


In addition to their generous sponsorship, the NBCRNA has agreed to provide matching funds up to $20,000.00 to anyone who so graciously donates.  No donation is too small or too large so make your donation have a larger impact through the added support of the NBCRNA.   

Featured Article!

Nurse Anesthesia Students...Before you sign the anesthesia employment contract, STOP! Read this article before signing on the dotted line.

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Be Careful Before Entering into an Anesthesia Contract as a Nurse Anesthesia Student Early in the Program 

As a former Chief CRNA and Clinical Coordinator from the Philadelphia area, I need to speak to newly accepted and enrolled nurse anesthesia students signing early with anesthesia groups. My advice…do not sign with an anesthesia group early in the program. Remember this, you are in the driver seat as CRNA job opportunities are plentiful! Most certainly, do not get stuck in a contract with a less than preferred shift, salary and/or under a provider offering inferior benefits. Start considering if you prefer to work as a CRNA in an ACT Model (Anesthesia Care Team) with CRNAs and Anesthesiologist or an independent practice model with no medical direction. For instance, if you accept an ACT Model with a $25,000 sign-on bonus and $170,000 yearly salary with three-year commitment, will you be taxed at a high rate. Alternatively, you could be offered a CRNA position at an independent practice with no medical direction at $230,000/year in a better workplace and more significant benefits. Or, you can work as a CRNA at a Level I Trauma Center or large hospital to gain experience and then consider an independent practice. Please know and learn how to compare the different models, salaries, work schedules, tax burden, paid time off and accrual rates (vacation, sick, holidays, etc.), retirement, and medical plans; along with bonus benefits, such as, continuing education funds and AANA dues reimbursement policies

For many of you, the first year or first two semesters will mostly consist of DNP/DNAP with prerequisite courses. Your clinical rotations will start after your course work in the nurse anesthesia program. Your clinical objectives will include delivering a safe anesthetic with an increasing skill set in airway management in anesthesia rotations, such as, general, pediatric, neuro, vascular, cardiac, robotics, gynecological, obstetrics, regional and monitored anesthesia care cases. At each clinical site, it’s important to learn all you can about anesthesia, the culture of the operating room staff, and assuming direct care to a diverse patient community. Also, each clinical rotation is essentially, a job interview. You will enter operating rooms at Level I Trauma Centers, pediatric hospitals, independent anesthesia practices, community hospitals, surgery and endoscopy centers, as well as, pain management centers.

Each clinical site may consist of a different anesthesia group who will offer you an anesthesia contract or entice you with a sign-on bonus and over-time pay. Read the fine print! Will you get a $25,000 sign-on bonus in an ACT Model with a 5-year commitment? Be careful signing this type of contract. If you sign this early in your program, did you consider asking them to place in writing that you will receive the same salary as a new graduate would get three years after you complete the program? Or, simply, you can negotiate a higher salary instead of the stated hourly salary indicated in the contract. Ask yourself, is 5 years too long of a contract? If this is not a site where you will complete a clinical rotation while in the program or if the clinical site is out of state, ask the anesthesia group if they can pay for travel accommodations and expenses to shadow a CRNA for a day at the proposed site. During your shadowing experience, most definitely, ask the CRNA about the culture and if it is a supportive or toxic in nature. Are there any restrictions in the contract such as a non-compete clause? This is important, in the event, you leave and prefer to work in neighboring hospital or another facility.  Can you negotiate a shorter contract to 2 years instead? What is the process and/or penalties for ending the contract early? How about maintaining your anesthesia skill set versus limited anesthesia practice? Are there any on-call responsibilities? If so, how frequently and how will you be compensated? What about the terms of a 401K Plan and their contribution every month and or year? Would you have to travel to any of their other affiliated hospital or facilities? These are just a few questions you should ask any potential anesthesia employer. But, give yourself time and learn from each clinical rotation by speaking with CRNAs and their own contracts.  Most likely, you may end up preferring one of the clinical sites with a better anesthesia contract offered later in your program. Definitely accept the fact that anesthesia groups will wine and dine you until you sign on with them.

Yes, we are proud of your accomplishments, but we want you to make an informed decision. Do not let financial incentives sway your decision as there are other factors involved and some offers may not be the best for you and your family in the long run. Read the anesthesia contract carefully. And, take considerable time to think it over and compare options….put it in your desk for a few months, make an informed decision, and sign the contract later.

Lastly, do this before starting the credentialing process at least four months before graduation, then pass the NCE (National Certification Exam) or CRNA Boards on your first attempt! Good luck in your CRNA job search!

 

Lena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN
Founder & CEO
Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia
Mentorship Program

Featured Article 2!

Fred Peterson, CRNA, MSN and the Credentialing Process

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Credentialing

Graduating Nurse Anesthesia Students and the Credentialing Process
By Fred Peterson, CRNA, MSN

As a graduating student registered nurse anesthetist (SRNA), preparation to enter into the workforce can be a daunting task. The overwhelmingly long didactic and clinical training days have reached its crescendo. The task of finding employment can be stressful. However, exploring employment options early can be advantageous. Securing employment early will help alleviate stressors associated with this process. It is paramount to successfully prepare and complete board certification. This is necessary to determine employment eligibility.

What is credentialing? What are privileges?  Click here to read more!

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Effect!..Harlem School of Anesthesia...Honoring CRNAs from the Past

Goldie Brangman Harlem Hospital

A gentle reminder of the strong shoulders of CRNAs whom we stand on...

The 1965 Harlem School of Anesthesia Yearbook featuring a few of their graduates. Living Legend and Pioneer, Goldie Brangman, CRNA, MBA, MEd, was the Program Director for 34 years until closing in 1985.

Diversity CRNA Effect!

CRNA Educators, Advocates and Scholars..Do You Know Them?

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Rebecca Lee, CRNA, DNP, APRN, Program Director, Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program

Dr. Lee’s bio from the Barry University website:

Dr. Rebecca Lee serves as Program Director and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Barry University College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Born in Hong Kong and raised in New York City, she completed her undergraduate nursing studies at Queensborough Community College in New York and the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Prior to entering Barry University's Masters of Science in Anesthesiology, Dr. Lee was employed at Orlando Regional Medical Center as Assistant Nurse Manager and Interim Nursing Manager of a thirty-two bed post-anesthesia care unit.

She received her Masters of Science in Anesthesiology from Barry University in 2000 and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies in 2012. Dr. Lee's scholarly work and interests include situation awareness, simulation, and the non-technical skills of anesthesiology that promote patient safety and benchmarks in quality education in student nurse anesthetists. While a full-time practicing nurse anesthetist, Dr. Lee was the Clinical Coordinator and Facilitator for student nurse anesthetists from the Adventist University in central Florida. During this time, she was tasked with mentoring students that required clinical remediation. More recently, she co-authored an article in Quarterly Review of Distance Education, outlining the dynamic complexities and challenges in the technology of anesthesiology and course design specific to distance learning.

In addition to program administration responsibilities, Dr. Lee continues to practice clinical nurse anesthesia at various community hospitals and university hospital systems throughout Central and South Florida.

Diversity CRNA Effect!

CRNA Educators, Advocates and Scholars..Do You Know Them?

Debra Diaz

Debra Diaz, DNP, CRNA, APRN, CDR, AANA Region 7 Director
Assistant Professor, Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program

We salute our CRNA and SRNA military community who proudly serve or served on behalf of the United States of America!

We will feature and celebrate a dynamic CRNA from the military community! Commander Debra Diaz, DNP, CRNA United States Navy and served proudly for 24 years! Presently, Dr. Diaz serves on the AANA Board of Directors and a nurse anesthesia professor at Barry University! She is the first Latina who served as the President of the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists!

Thank you for your service, Commander Dr. Diaz!

Diversity CRNA Effect!

CRNA Educators, Advocates and Scholars..Do You Know Them?

Dr. Greta Vladinov

Greta Vladinov, DNP, CRNA 
Assistant Professor,
Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program 

Diverse nurses from across the country who actively participated in the Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop at the University of Miami, most definitely were able to visit the flexible fiber-optic skill station. Two University of Miami Nurse Anesthesia Students was stationed at this skill station under the direction of Dr. Vladinov. She is an expert in anesthesia simulation and have published in several peer-review anesthesia journals. One of the articles in The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (March 2015, titled, Right internal ugular vein cross-sectional area: Is there an optimal level for cannulation? 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Nurse Anesthesia Students..CRNA Mentor to Union University Nurse Anesthesia Student!

Dr. Fred Reed
Dr. Fred Reed, CRNA, (Graduate, Union University Nurse Anesthesia Program & Pediatric CRNA):
A great day working with in the kiddo operating room today. A pleasure working with a Nurse Anesthesiology resident from my alma mater. 
Pay it forward. 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Effect!..Healthcare Professionals Day at Augusta University For our Youth and Future Healthcare Providers 

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Dr. Kim Kimble, DNP, CRNA (Assistant Professor, Augusta University Nurse Anesthesia Program) and giving back to the youth members of LAUNCH.

As per Dr. Kimble:

This weekend, I had the pleasure of representing the nurse anesthesia profession at LAUNCH Augusta’s Healthcare Professionals Day. I taught middle and high schoolers all about intubating patients. Students grade 2-12 were also introduced to Pharmacy, flight nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Nurse Practitioners, and other healthcare professions. 

Thank you to the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program and Augusta University for donating the intubating head.

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Effect!..It’s Official! Chuncey Ward, SRNA with his classmates on first day of graduate school at Union University DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program. 

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As per Chuncey
"God, Here we go! First day of Nurse Anesthesia school orientation at Union University. Just a kid from Macon, GA trying to make the best out of the life given to him. It was all a dream that is now a reality! Grateful. Mama we made it! But the work ain't over yet! The storm is just getting started. Lord, Thank you for gettin me here... Now let's get it! All praises to the most high! Thank you Diversity CRNA!"

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Effect!..It’s Official! First day of graduate school at Union University DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program! 

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As per Laquitta Shai Wilkins, SRNA who sent me a text overnight: 
Hey Soror! We are in the process of orientation at Union University! ️
Now, other women of color who aspire to be enrolled in a Doctorate in Nurse Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program across the country see a mirror of themselves in this picture and will say, “that’s me” next year. 
Thank you Diversity CRNA! 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Effect!
A Detroit CRNA, Speaking to Black High School and First Generation College Students

Detroit CRNA Kenicia Adams
As per the founder of a local Detroit mentoring program, F. Smith Education Services, LLC about Kenicia Adams, CRNA, MSN, DNP Student 

This week I've been introducing my young people to Nursing. 
Today they met a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
This one HERE had my girls feelin' REAL BOSSY after they heard her story!
1) ONLY African American in her Anesthesia class and graduated top of her class!
2) ONLY African American CRNA at her workplace and the only CRNA there that can assist in open heart surgeries.
3) Will be the first CRNA to obtain her doctorate at both of her places of work!

Kenicia Adams,
thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your unique story!!! What a struggle you had to get where you are, but I know it was well worth it!

Do you know of all the CRNAs in the country, less than 2% are African American?!!!!!

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Effect!..Newly Credentialed CRNA! 

Toyin Orunja DNP CRNA

And, for the win from the University of Maryland Nurse Anesthesia Program!

Congratulations to Dr. Toyin Orunja, DNP, CRNA who just passed the NCE or CRNA boards! 

BOARD CERTIFIED CRNA
(Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)
All praise be to the most high God!

Thanks to my family and friends for your prayers. Cheers to the freakin' weekend ahead!

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Effect!..Newly Credentialed CRNA! 

Shiela Joseph DNP CRNA

And, for the win from the University of Maryland Nurse Anesthesia Program!

Congratulations to Dr. Shiela Joseph, DNP, CRNA who just passed her boards! 

As per Dr. Joseph:

I want to thank God for this moment!!!!!

I am officially in the league of CRNAs. Thank you to all of those who supported and mentored me through these past three years. I couldn’t have done it without you all. This is not just my proud moment alone, this is your moment of excellence as well. Here’s to the next chapter of hard work, success and excellence

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Effect!..First Week as a CRNA!!! 

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As per Dr. JaMaal Gassett, CRNA (Graduate, Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program):

First successful week working as a CRNA in the books! Now time to celebrate this weekend. What should I get into? Lol 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

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Diverse critical care nurses learning Airway management skills by actively participating in workshop. Now, they will be able to write in personal statement for a graduate nurse anesthesia program and articulate in eventual interview. 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

Miami Mock Interview
These were the nurses selected for a mock interview in front a panelist of four Nurse Anesthesia Program Directors and the President of the AANA, Dr. Garry Brydges, PhD, DNP, CRNA, MBA, FAAN. 
 
The mock interview included over 200 attendees in the room too! 
No pressure:) 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

Dr. Ekelechi Nwanju, CRNA introducing guest speaker, President of the AANA, Dr. Garry Brydges, PhD, CRNA, MBA, FAAN to diverse nurses from across the country interested in applying to graduate Nurse Anesthesia Programs. Bravo! 

Nurse Anesthesia Program Directors served as faculty panelists from the University of Miami, Barry University, Florida International University and the University of Minnesota. 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

Dr. Rebecca Lee, CRNA, (Program Director, Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program) asks a typical interview question to a potential candidate.
No pressure:)

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

Dr. Jorge Valdes, DNP, CRNA, APRN, Assistant Program Director, Florida International University Nurse  Anesthesia Program, presenting on program, clinical faculty relationship as well as value of diversity in faculty & student cohorts 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

Dr. Rebecca Lee, DNP, CRNA, APRN (Program Director, Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program) presenting on DNP program and the value of diversity in it’s faculty and student cohorts.

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

Dr. Dan Lovinaria, CRNA (Program Director, University of Minnesota Nurse Anesthesia Program) presenting on DNP program and the value of diversity in student cohorts.

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

Dr. Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CRNA, (Program Director, University of Miami Nurse Anesthesia Program) presenting on rigors a program, Advanced Simulation and the value of diversity in student cohorts. 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

Dr. Kenneth Lowe, CRNA (Graduate, Florida International University) as preceptor to Chasity Jones, Nursing Student learning how to nasally intubate via a McGill forcep. Yes, her goal is to become a CRNA. 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

This critical care nurse shadowed a CRNA a few months ago.
On Sunday, he had an opportunity to intubate a mannequin via fiber-optic scope with two University of Miami nurse anesthesia students as preceptors.
Now, he will be able to write this experience in his personal statement and articulate it in his eventual nurse anesthesia interview.

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

Registered Nurses interested in nurse anesthesia learning regional anesthesia blocks lower extremities via ultrasound guided by Dr. James West, DNP, CRNA, (Faculty, Florida International University). 

Now, they can articulate in eventual nurse anesthesia interview of their CRNA shadowing experience and active participation at the Airway Workshop. 

Diversity CRNA Effect!

Diversity CRNA Airway Simulation Lab Workshop University of Miami

SRNA Corner representing nurse anesthesia students from Duke University, University of Miami & Barry University. Nurses gain a chance to hear different perspectives about admission process & clinical expectations.

Diversity Doctorate APN Symposium Pictures & Video

Diversity CRNA Effect!..at the 47th National Black Nurses Association Conference in New Orleans, LA

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Diversity Advanced Practice Nurse Doctorate Symposium at the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. DrJose D. Castillo III, PhD, MS, CRNA, APRN

 

NBNA Doctorate Symposium
Jenitre Moore - DNP, CRNA

Diversity Advanced Practice Nurse Doctorate Symposium at the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Jenitre Moore, DNP, CRNA (Graduate, University of North Florida Nurse Anesthesia Program) on the results of her doctorate capstone project on usage of Ketamine in general anesthesia.

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Diversity Advanced Practice Nurse Doctorate Symposium at the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Ruth Petros, DNP, CRNA speaking on opportunities in an Advanced Pain Management Fellowship! 
Dr. Petros will complete the Advanced Pain Management Fellowship at Texas Christian University in August. She will be one of two Black female CRNAs to complete this rigorous program and eligible to sit for the NSPM-C or Non-Surgical Pain Management - Certified Exam. 
There are approximately 65 out of 54,000 CRNAs with this advanced training. By the end of this year, there will be only three CRNAs of color with this credential who can set up an independent pain management practice.  
BRAVO!! 

 

Diversity Advanced Practice Nurse Doctorate Symposium at the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Mark Giles, DNP, CRNA and faculty journey.

 

Diversity Advanced Practice Nurse Doctorate Symposium at the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Aisha Allen, DNP, SRNA Duke University on implicit bias in nurse anesthesia! 

 

Diversity Advanced Practice Nurse Doctorate Symposium at the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Martina Cruz Steed, PhD, CRNA (Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program) on PhD journey! 

 

Diversity Advanced Practice Nurse Doctorate Symposium at the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Edwin Aroke, PhD, CRNA & Dr. Jose Castillo, PhD, CRNA on PhD journey! 

 

Diversity Advanced Practice Nurse Doctorate Symposium at the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Mercedes Weir, PhD, CRNA (Graduate, Virginia Commonwealth University PhD Program) spoke on how her degree was partially funded by the AANA Foundation. Dr. Weir discussed her love to teach in an academic institution alongside a PhD faculty member whom she admires for her passion in research. 

 

CRNAs at the AANA Booth for the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in New Orleans 
Dr. Jenitre Moore, CRNA & Clara Batiste, CRNA, MSN assisting a nursing student with intubating skills and boosting confidence to become a CRNA! 

 

Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop @ University of Miami Event Videos & Pictures!

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