Navigating the Last Phase of Your CRNA Career (1 Class A CE)

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Class A Credits: 1.00

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 10/15/20

Course Expires: 10/16/23

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) experience several challenges over the course of their careers. Some of these challenges are unique to certain points in time, such as early, middle and late career phases. A great deal of attention and resources are directed toward assisting student registered nurse anesthetists make a successful transition into practice as a CRNAs. However, little attention is directed toward late career CRNAs and their possible struggles with ageism, negative stereotypes of older workers, lack of opportunity for advancement, possible physical limitations, and conflicts with younger colleagues. In this presentation, we will explore the common stereotypes and biases toward older workers, benefits of retaining late career CRNAs in the workforce, and adaptive strategies to help older CRNAs remain in practice.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 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.


Post-Test Attempt Notice
A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Recognize negative stereotypes of older adults in the workplace.
  • Identify personal attitudes and possible bias toward late career CRNA professionals.
  • Describe economic and societal changes that may keep late career CRNAs in the workplace.

Cynthia A. Farina, DNP, CRNA, CNE

Staff CRNA - Beaumont Health System

Dr. Cindy Farina is a staff CRNA who currently works at Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan. She earned a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a proud graduate of the Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia, where she received her Master of Science in Nursing. Cindy has a strong interest in wellness issues that impact nurse anesthesia practice, including stress management, burnout, incivility, substance use disorders, and, of course, sleep deprivation and fatigue management in anesthesia practice. 


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