Past AANA presidents Sandra Ouellette and Nancy Bruton Maree join the program on this edition of the show to discuss how the CRNA profession has evolved to its current state. Sandra and Nancy will share stories of their experiences as presidents of the AANA. We'll also take a look at the future of the industry and some of the major issues facing CRNAs going forward.
Ms. Bruton-Maree graduated from N.C. Baptist Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia, Guildford College (BS) & Wake Forest University (MS). She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and Chaired the NCANA Program and Publications Committees, served on NCANA Education & Research, Bylaws, Finance, & Strategic Planning Committees. Ms. Bruton-Maree served as NCANA Secretary, President-Elect, and twice President of the NCANA. Additionally, she served as AANA member Continuing Education Committee, Editorial Advisory Committee, Journal Editorial Advisory Board, Practice Committee, educator and Chairperson of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, & Chairperson, Education Committee.
She served as AANA Director, Region 2, AANA Vice-President, AANA President-Elect, & AANA President. She also served as member, Vice-Chair & Chair of the N.C. Board of Nursing. She served President of Anesthesia Review & Update from 2007 to 2017 and is retired as Program Director & Visiting Assistant Professor of Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia/UNCG. Ms. Bruton-Maree was awarded the Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator award by the AANA in 2008, and the Agatha Hodgins Outstanding Accomplishment Award in 2018. Ms. Bruton-Maree is currently a Consulting Associate at the School of Nursing, Duke University.