Class A Credits: 1
Course Launch Date: 11/17/21
Course Expires: 7/18/22
Historically, racial and ethnic CRNAs in specialty areas and PhD CRNA faculty are severely underrepresented in the profession. This phenomenon is accompanied with lack of content experts, researchers in academia and in communities of color. This impacts in reduction efforts in racial/health disparities and not in congruence with AANA mission and or university diversity initiatives. This presentation will bring awareness of an issue that have been in existence for decades. And, will express the negative effects of the lack of diversity of CRNAs of color in specialties and PhD trained CRNAs with strategic initiatives to reduce this phenomenon with measurable outcomes.
Further, this complex issue diversifying nurse anesthesia specialties and PhD opportunities can foster a culture of change. A strategic plan can be implemented with significant collaboration in regard to effectual change in academia and specialty areas as content experts. These strategic efforts are multi-faceted with a purposeful agenda to address this issue. This presentation brings awareness of a problem that need research and future publication in a peer-review nursing journal.
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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Dr. Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN is the founder of the non-profit organization, Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program and former Chief Nurse Anesthetist. For 15 years, this mentoring program has successfully mentored over 510 diverse critical care nurses to successfully matriculate into 68 out 120 graduate nurse anesthesia programs.
In August 2018, Dr. Gould was honored as The Trailblazer Awardee at the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference for her work in diversifying the nurse anesthesia profession and graduate nurse anesthesia programs. In August 2019, Dr. Gould was the recipent of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Achievement.
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