Check out the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.
On This Episode:
Every member of the AANA is taking an active approach by paying dues and being a part of the organization, but the success of the AANA relies on participation by each and every CRNA.
On this episode, we sat down with a CRNA that took that step to move out of her comfort zone and voice her opinion on issues that affected her and many of her peers. Jenny Andersen, CRNA, was a flight nurse in Alaska for many years, which is as adventurous as it sounds. But she eventually had an illness that kept her from continuing and that eventually led her to become a CRNA.
She’s been an engaged member of the AANA and that’s why we wanted to hear her story of getting involved and the drive she found to stand up and take the microphone. Everyone’s story is a little different, but the message is the same. It takes everyone’s participation to help an organization thrive.
Here are some of the things you’ll learn on this show:
- How do you engage the member that doesn’t take an active approach? (9:55)
- What drove her to the microphone to speak for the first time. (13:13)
- How can the Board of Directors to build trust with members? (22:08)
- What factors drive some of the mistrust? (27:33)
- The guidance that Jenny would give to people who are hesitant to speak up. (33:31)
Check it out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.
“I just thought, why am I not talking? Why does it have to be the same people that have already kind of excelled in the organization?”-Jenny Andersen, CRNA