Your Questions Answered: Student & Beginner Advocates Unplugged

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Run time: 59 mins

Course Launch Date: 8/19/19

Course Expires: 8/8/22

Introduce SRNAs and CRNAs to the word of political activism within the nurse anesthesia profession. Attendees will learn about their role as a CRNA professional advocate at the federal level.


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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  • Examine how and why SRNAs and CRNAs can and should get involved in federal advocacy now.
  • Identify the services of the AANA Washington Office and AANA staff, as well as an introduction to the CRNA-PAC.
  • Review federal policy issues governing nurse anesthesia practice, and practical aspects of delivering the AANA agenda to members of Congress.
  • Prepare attendees to continue their involvement with the political process after graduation.

Alison Smiley, DNP, CRNA

CRNA, YPS Anesthesia Services

Alison Smiley is a CRNA from Saint Petersburg Florida. She is passionate about professional advocacy, with past service as the student representative on the CRNA PAC and she currently serves as co-chair for the FANA PAC and GRC committees. Alison has lectured on professional advocacy for SRNAs and new graduate CRNAs.



Julie E. Linton, MSN, CRNA

Owner, Shenandoah Anesthesia LLC

Julie has been a CRNA for 3+ years practicing in Maryland and West Virginia. She is the President-Elect of the West Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists and after attending MYA for the first time knew she had a passion for advocating for this profession.



Margaret McDonell, RN, SRNA

SRNA,, Georgetown University

Maggie is a student registered nurse anesthetist at Georgetown University and the Student Representative on the Political Action Committee.


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