Health and Wellness Curriculum Framework

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Class A Credits: 0.0

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 8/10/22

Course Expires: 8/10/23

The following framework is an AANA resource designed to support nurse anesthesia educators and administrators as they develop a curriculum. The Committees and Panel have identified AANA resources and other activities that could be utilized for wellness and substance use disorder initiatives and content. This framework is a compilation of resources and suggestions for programs and is not all encompassing (nor do programs need to utilize all the resources or suggestions).


The AANA recognizes this framework serves only as an informational resource. The COA is the sole authority for determining if nurse anesthesia education programs have successfully met the COA standards that reference wellness and substance use disorder. Use of this framework does not ensure a program’s compliance with the COA’s requirements. Please contact the COA ( with any questions regarding accreditation requirements for wellness and substance use disorder.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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  • Providing a health and wellness curriculum framework for educators.

Catherine Horvath, DNP, CRNA, CHSE

Assistant Professor/ Assistant Program Director, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesiology Program

Catherine Horvath is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Nursing and is the Assistant Program Director in the DNP Program Nurse Anesthesiology Track.  As an educator for 11 years and clinical provider for 28 years, she has witnessed the toll stress and uncertainty has on students entering the profession of nurse anesthesia.

Emily Funk, DNP, CRNA

Linda Stone, DNP, MSN, CRNA

 Assistant Program Director Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia

Dr. Stone received her DNP from Duke University School of Nursing along with a post-doctoral certificate in nursing education. Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Assistant Program Administrator for the University of North Carolina Greensboro nurse anesthesia program. She has been involved with peer assistance for CRNAs and SRNAs for many years in NC where she has served as the State Peer Advisor since 2008.

In addition, Dr. Stone has served on the AANA Peer Assistance Advisors Committee since 2009 and has been the committee chair since 2012.

Richard Flowers, DNP, CRNA, CHSE