In honor of National CRNA Week 2020, some of our nurse anesthetist program students shared their reflections and photos from their January medical mission to Ecuador with Blanca's House.
The nurse anesthesia profession is proud of its commitment to quality education to provide students with the scientific and experiential foundations to become competent anesthesia professionals. Our nation's 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists deliver safe and effective care in every setting, and they are the primary providers of anesthesia care in medically-underserved rural America.
As one of the most trustworthy professions, I am proud to call myself a nurse as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. I celebrate this profession and the role I have providing cost effective, safe, and accessible anesthesia care. It is no secret CRNAs have impacted the health care community through their vigilant expertise in administering all forms of anesthesia services, with an outstanding safety record proven through evidence-based research and best practice. In the advanced practice role as a doctoral or master’s prepared nurse, CRNAs can confidently say their care makes a difference in patient’s lives every day. We have the opportunity to provide a holistic approach to safe anesthesia care as the patient advocate, using our leadership skills, interprofesional partnerships, and scholarly practice. I am privileged to have the opportunity to provide optimal care as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
As we start off CRNA Week 2020, we proudly proclaim:
“CRNAs: Your Comfort. Your Care. We Are There”
Congratulations to my fellow colleagues and current students.
-Cheryl Spulecki, DNAP, ACNP, CRNA
Program Director, Nurse Anesthetist Program, University at Buffalo School of Nursing