Obstacles to Re-Entry for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Recovery

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Class A Credits: 1.0

Format: Video

Run time: 33 mins

Course Launch Date: 11/3/20

Course Expires: 11/2/23

Nationally, there is a commonality of substance misuse in 10% to 15% of nurse anesthesia providers which equates to 8,000 to 12,000 practitioners.  Upon sobriety and desire to return to practice, obstacles to re-entry prevail for the practitioner.  The goal of this study is to identify the obstacles of re-entry to professional practice for the CRNA.  The HIMS will be compared to presently utilize re-entry methods to present a new methodology for practice re-entry.

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.


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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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  • The learner will discover an understanding of the national crisis of addiction associated with the anesthesia provider.
  • The learner will articulate understanding of the Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS) as it relates to recovery and re-entry for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
  • The HIMS will be compared to utilize re-entry methods to present a new methodology for practice re-entry.

Andy C. Walker, Jr., MSNA

My experience in nursing and anesthesia have been some of the most rewarding times of my health care career.  After completing my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of South Carolina in 2005 I entered the Medical University of South Carolinas Nurse Anesthesia program.  After completion of the program I practiced at Greenville Hospital System for eight years.  I became the student liaison/student coordinator in 2008 for Greenville Hospital System (GHS).  This appointment spanned 5 years and involved graduate students and education coordination for USC and MUSC within the GHS setting.  I later became an active voting member of the South Carolina Association of Nurse anesthetist in 2010-2012.  In May of 2018 I began my pursuit of a Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice at the Medical University of South Carolina.  I am presently employed at Columbia Eye Center in Columbia, SC.  


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