Rogel Gonzales

SRNA, 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 at the University of Miami. That was a great experience for me. I would say that it was a life-changing experience. I learned a lot from the CRNAs, SRNAs, faculty, and from your team. I thought you should be one of the first people to know the great news that I received today. I got accepted to BSN-DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Program at the University of Miami. I have been applying for a year to different programs before I found out about the Diversity CRNA. After attending the workshop, I have learned a lot and met a lot of people who gave me insights into how to strengthen my chances of getting into a program. I also did not have UM on my radar until I attended the workshop and found appreciation of their program. The most significant was knowing that UM pays great importance to diversity. That is important to me. Again, thank you for what you do. May God bless you always and may he give you more strength so that you can continue to help people like me who are dreaming to become a CRNA someday.” – May 13, 2020


On July 2, 2020 – “This July issue of eNewsletter is full of very important information about diversity. You have talked about the historical outcry for justice and equality among people of color. I know change is happening and everybody, especially the minorities in this country will continue this fight until discriminations and prejudices are completely gone.
I thank you for including my story in this month’s eNewsletter. I am honored and humbled. Without Diversity CRNA, I wouldn’t be in the place where I am right now. Being accepted in a program was not easy, but because of what I have learned from the Diversity CRNA workshop, getting the exposure and having a chance to network in this profession through the mentoring program of this organization, I am now 1 step closer to achieving my ultimate goal. I pledge that I will give back, reach out to the people of color, and mentor those who want to become a CRNA. I will continue what CRNA legend, Dr. Goldie Brangman, and yourself have started. Thank you Dr. Gould for what you do, and thank you for making this world a better place.”

Respectfully yours,

Rogel Gonzales BSN, RN, CCRN