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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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The Earliest Nurse Anesthesia Pioneers

In this episode, we’re joined by guests Stacy Yancey, MSNA, CRNA and Megan Conner, PhD, CRNA to pay homage to formidable women like Sophie Winton and Gertrude Gerrard, whose remarkable bravery and dedication earned them medals and a place in history.

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Ep 61: NCANA History with Cathy Briggs, CRNA

The state of North Carolina is fortunate enough to have Cathy Briggs, CRNA, documenting the history of the organization as well as the profession for the NCANA. She joins us today to look back on the lessons learned through the years, the important legal battles, and the people who have influenced the most.

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Ep 60: Courage to Lead – Sandy Ouellette Reflects on Year as AANA President

Our latest installment of the ‘Courage to Lead’ series features Sandy Ouellette, CRNA, who was president of the AANA in 1989. We go back in time to reflect on her long list of accomplishments from that year and beyond. Sandy played a key role in Medicare reimbursement, the IFNA’s creation, and AANA insurance and she looks back on each of these and more.

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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 #38: Courage to Lead: A Conversation with Former AANA President Terry Wicks

Our first installment of the presidential leadership series begins with a conversation with former AANA president Terry Wicks. His decorated career includes this year leading the organization in 2006-07, and we’ll go back with him to discuss the highlights, the challenges, and what he still remembers about the experience. You’ll enjoy some great stories along the way.

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Ep #37: Spotlighting the IFNA – A Global Anesthesia Community

The International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists is celebrating 30 years as an organization in 2019 and we had the chance to spend some time with four current board members and one past president. During this episode, we had the chance to talk about the IFNA’s history, its mission, where it hopes to go in the future, and much more.

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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 #30: Historical Series: Helen Lamb, Mother Of Nurse Anesthesia Education

We turn the spotlight now to Helen Lamb, who spearheaded the efforts to standardize education across nurse anesthesia programs nationwide. Her vision for the future of nurse anesthesia education led to certification and accreditation and resulted in the very first standard curriculum for CRNAs.

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Ep #29: Historical Series: Alice Magaw, Mother Of Anesthesia

This week, we’ll continue our Historical Series with a look into the life and career of Alice Magaw. With a keen attention to detail and an unprecedented record of safety, she gained recognition around the world as a leader, teacher, published author and innovator in her field, and ultimately became known as the mother of anesthesia.

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Ep #14: CRNA Historical Series – The Life Of Agatha Hodgins

We continue our historical series with a journey back into the very first years of nurse anesthesia where Agatha Hodgins began her career. Following a quite unexpected series of events, Agatha would ultimately become the foremost anesthesia expert and educator of her time, as well as the founder of the AANA.

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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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Ep #9: A Conversation Stopper: The ACT Statement

Former AANA presidents Sandra Ouellette and Nancy Bruton Maree are back, and this week they’ll begin a two-part series on the history of the AANA. To kick things off, this episode will focus on the problems with the Anesthesia Care Team Statement.

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Ep #6: Special Guests: Sandra Ouellette and Nancy Bruton-Maree

Past AANA presidents Sandra Ouellette and Nancy Bruton Maree join the program on this edition of the show to discuss how the CRNA profession has evolved to its current state. Sandra and Nancy will share stories of their experiences as presidents of the AANA. We’ll also take a look at the future of the industry and some of the major issues facing CRNAs going forward.

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