education

From Diploma to Doctoral Entry: The Evolution of Nurse Anesthesia Education (Part 2)

In part two of the conversation, we’ll look back through the significant transformations over decades, evolving from diploma programs to doctoral entry.

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From Diploma to Doctoral Entry: The Evolution of Nurse Anesthesia Education (Part 1)

Today we welcome back Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, and Sandy Ouellette, CRNA to take a detailed look at the evolution of education in the nurse anesthetist profession.

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How Our Heart Your Hands is Supporting Nurse Anesthetists in Africa

Today we want to share the story of two amazing and incredibly dedicated nurse anesthetists in Kenya who need financial support to earn a degree that will be transformational for them and their community. Learn all about the work Our Hearts Your Hands is doing across Africa and how you can be a part of this mission to raise $10,000 for two deserving nurses.

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A Movement to Enhance Obstetric Anesthesia with Suzie Newell

Today we’re joined by Suzie Newell, DNP, CRNA, FAANA once again, but this time we will focus on an area of anesthesia that has become outdated: obstetrics. Behind her passion for this area of anesthesia, Suzie helped create the Society for Obstetric Nurse Anesthesia and Research (SONAR) to fill a void for people that had practical solutions to problems she was seeing in the field. Find out how this organization came to be, what it hopes to accomplish, and how you can get involved.

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Dr. Jorge Valdés – The Trifecta of a School Nurse Dean

We’re excited to get the opportunity to sit down with someone who holds an incredibly unique position in our industry. Jorge Valdés, DNP, CRNA, APRN, FAANA, is the rare trifecta of a male nurse, minority and a CRNA in the dean’s chair at Florida International University. His rise from starting as a CRNA 21 years ago to becoming the head of a nursing school was not the path he anticipated, but Dr. Valdés has fully embraced the opportunity to impact nursing education

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Ep 237: To DNP or Not To DNP

Many CRNAs are returning to school to earn their Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice but is it worth it to spend the time and money to earn another degree? You can find plenty of information and discussion about DNP project topics and people that have earned their DNP, but it’s not as easy to find a thorough explanation of how to go through that process and the actual value it provides. Devin Miller, CRNA, DNP joins the show today to get into the details of a DNP and tell us why he feels it can empower nurses after completing the program.

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We Have an Exciting Show Announcement to Make

We’ve been waiting for a little while to let the cat out of the bag but it’s finally time to make an exciting announcement about the future of the podcast.

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Ep 188: How Innovation is Changing Nursing

The nursing profession has always been the backbone of the healthcare system but it’s time to start thinking bigger. The talent and determination found in nurses can shape the future of healthcare and it begins through innovation and entrepreneurship. Rebecca Love, RN, BS, MSN, FIEL, is leading that charge by creating a program for nurses to pursue innovation and help lead the profession forward. Join us for a wonderful conversation that we believe will motivate and inspire.

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Ep 183: CRNA Manpower – The History of Shortages and the Studies That Followed (Part 1)

Over the past five decades, quite a bit of attention has been paid to the challenges facing the CRNA workforce, especially when numbers dropped significantly in the 80s and 90s. The lack of manpower pushed Congress, the AANA, and other organizations to study the reasons behind the lack of graduates and determine what solutions might exist. Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, and Sandy Ouellette, CRNA, join us today to take us back through the history of these shortages and the studies that followed in part one of this two-part series.

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Ep 143: A Complete Look Into the AANA Doctoral Task Force with Sandy Ouellette, CRNA

Back in 2006, the AANA Board of Directors appointed a Doctoral Task Force to explore the future direction in nurse anesthesia education. Sandy Ouellette was chosen to co-chair the task force and help lead those discussions that would shape the future for CRNAs. Today she joins us to provide an inside look at how it was composed, the original purpose and process, and all of the options were on the table.

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Ep 142: Promoting CRNAs & Anesthesia Through Social Media

As CRNAs continue to push for more awareness and understanding of the profession, social media has emerged as one of the great tools for accomplishing this goal. Rhianna Ferial, CRNA, and her husband have completely embraced the medium on multiple platforms to educate, mentor, and inspire. Today she joins the show to talk about the reason she devotes so much time to social media and how it ties into her entrepreneurial drive in conjunction with anesthesia.

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Ep 140: Free Open Access MEDucation: Leveraging Social Media & Podcasting for Learning

The beauty of technology is that information is accessible to anyone, anywhere, and the ability to learn is right there at our fingertips. Thanks to FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation), CRNAs are able to pull from all types of resources to continue education and improve their anesthesia skills. To help us understand what is available and how these digital platforms are giving content creators an outlet, we’ve asked Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA, the producer at Anesthesia Guidebook, to join us on the show.

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Ep 138: The Highs & Lows of Sharon’s Journey to a DNP

Before we share anything, please note that this is an emotional episode. Not only was the journey to a DNP a long and arduous one for Sharon with plenty of highs and lows that we’ll discuss, but we begin the show with heartbreaking news about Sharon’s granddaughter, Emma Kate. It’s tough to discuss but it’s important for the healing process and we appreciate everyone for the support along the way.

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Ep 104: How Ira Gunn Shaped Nurse Anesthesia Through Service, Education & Advocacy

Few people had an impact on nursing and the nurse anesthesia profession like Ira P. Gunn, CRNA, MLN, FAAN. Widely regarded as a visionary in the profession, Gunn’s legacy lives on through many different capacities. To help us better understand her life and accomplishments, Nancy Bruton-Maree and Sandy Ouellette join us to share what they know about Gunn and what they learned from working with her.

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Ep 64: Courage to Lead – Former AANA President Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA

We continue our ‘Courage to Lead’ series by bringing Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, MS, into the studio to look back on her time as AANA President. Join us as we discuss the accomplishments, the lessons learned, and what message she wants to get across to the next generation of CRNAs.

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Ep 56: Courage to Lead: Looking Back at Dick Ouellette’s Time as AANA President

In the latest installment of our Courage to Lead series, we spend some time with Dick Oullette, CRNA, MEd, who was a two-term president of the AANA. During his time serving in that capacity, Oullette helped reinvigorate the profession by focusing on education standards and had a heavy involvement in direct reimbursement coming to pass.

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Ep #35: The Relevance of Nurse Anesthesia in Evolution of the Profession

There’s some concern in educational circles that the history of nurse anesthesia has lost importance during the evolution of the profession. We want to dive into that topic today and explore the history, accomplishments, and milestones with two experts on the subject. Sandra Ouellette and Evan Koch will provide historical insight and some wonderful information on this episode.

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Ep #26: Student Leadership in Nurse Anesthesia

Caroline Killmon, student at Wake Forest and student representative to the AANA Education Committee, joins us to talk about some of the barriers to student leadership within the nurse anesthesia community. We’ll unpack issues such as bullying within the nursing profession, generational differences, millennial stereotypes, work-life balance and much more.

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Ep #25: Unintended Consequences Relative To Nurse Anesthesia Education & The Nurse Anesthesiologist Descriptor

We’ve talked in a past episode about the doors that could very well be opened by a switch to the Nurse Anesthesiologist descriptor. However, what kind of unintended consequences might we face as a result? This week, we’ll shift perspectives and speak with four nurse anesthesia educators about how they believe this change would affect not only their own particular educational programs, but CRNA students as a whole.

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Ep #13: CRNA Historical Series – The National Commission On Nurse Anesthesia Education

Former AANA presidents Richard and Sandra Ouellette pay us a visit to share the story of how the National Commission On Nurse Anesthesia Education was brought about in a time of turmoil to rebuild CRNA educational programs from the bottom up.

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