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John Preston Named to ABSNC Board
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Newly Elected Directors- Lori Anderson, DNP, MSN, MSN, CRNA, and Susan McMullan, PhD, MSN, CRNA, have been elected to the NBCRNA Board of Directors.
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Call for applications: The NBCRNA is accepting applications for a position as an Emerging Leader Fellow on the NBCRNA Board of Directors until March 31.
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The NBCRNA has published its FY 2017 Annual Report.
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NBCRNA welcomes Mary Browne, MA as new Senior Director of Testing and Research.
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NBCRNA establishes Research Advisory Committee to develop research plan for credentialing program ongoing analysis, outcomes, and reports.
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NBCRNA’s Nonsurgical Pain Management (NSPM) program granted accreditation by ABSNC.
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Despite a shifting economy and ever-changing job expectations, the strong CRNA credential continues to be recognized as validation of knowledge in the nurse anesthesia profession.

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In the rapidly changing and increasingly complex nurse anesthesia practice environment, there is great demand for practitioners to remain updated in knowledge, understanding, and skills. The NBCRNA is continually working to strengthen the nurse anesthesia credential and position the profession well for the future. See More at our Youtube channel!

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Thomas Pallaria, DNP, CRNA
Program Director
Rutgers University Nurse Anesthesia Program

What does the CRNA credential mean to you?

Throughout my career the CRNA credential represents advocacy: advocacy for our patients, for our scope of practice, and for the education of the next generation of CRNAs. 

Lanny Coker, DNSc, CRNA
Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

What does the CRNA credential mean to you?

The CRNA credential validates my competency and right to practice as a professional. It reassures the public that they have a certified and competent provider at the head of the OR table. It makes a great public statement for the profession. 

John F. Hanlon, DNP, MSNA, CRNA, APRN
Director of Simulation
University of New England

What does the CRNA credential mean to you?

I have been educated to the highest level and standard as possible. I have acquired the latest advanced evidenced based practice competency to fulfill my educational requirements as a certified registered nurse anesthetist. 

Delphos E. Price Jr., MSNB, CRNA, APRN
CRNA Staff
OutPatient Anesthesia Specialists- Wilmington, DE

What does the CRNA credential mean to you?

The nurse anesthesia credential means that I am one of the most qualified anesthesia experts in health care today! CRNAs are the “top Gun” of APRNs due to our education and clinical experience during school and practice.

Jennifer Brady, DNP, CRNA
Staff Nurse Anesthetist
Fort Campbell, KY

What does the CRNA credential mean to you?

"Maintaining CRNA credentials helps support our profession and visibility of the important work we do. We provide not only safe care to our patients but care on an unparalleled level. Nurses are consistently the most trusted profession, and I’m honored to do it at an advanced level.

Michael E. Conti, PhD, CRNA
Assistant Program Director, Assistant Professor
Emory University

What does the CRNA credential mean to you?

The CRNA credential has afforded me the privilege to provide anesthesia care services to patients and to teach what I love to do. I can’t imagine doing anything else. 

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