Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop @ the Samuel Merritt University, August 11th – August 13th, 2023

Interested in becoming a Nurse Anesthetist? Learn how to improve and boost your application BEFORE you apply by attending this in-person event!

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


Friday, August 11, 2023  |  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

To Be Announced, Oakland, CA 94607


Saturday, August 12, 2023  |   8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Samuel Merritt Health Education Center, 400 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609

  • 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


Sunday, August 13, 2023  |   7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Samuel Merritt University, Peralta Pavilion Building, 450 30th Street, Oakland, CA 94609

Participating Nurse Anesthesia Programs & Directors

  • Joseph Janakes, PhD, CRNA with Samuel Merritt University
  • Sass Elisha, EdD, CRNA, FAANA, FAAN with Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia
  • Elizabeth Bamgbose, PhD, CRNA with the University of Southern California
  • Rodney L. Fisher, PhD, CRNA with Midwestern University
  • Joseph Martin, DNP, CRNA with National University

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All nurses will receive a Certificate of Attendance after the end of the program event!

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