Clinical Instructor of the Year Award

Purpose
The Clinical Instructor of the Year Award, established in 1991, is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the teaching of nurse anesthesia students in the clinical area. This Award recognizes the commitment of individuals to the profession of nurse anesthesia and to the advancement of educational standards that further the art and science of anesthesiology and result in high quality patient care.
 
Award
The Award is inscribed with the recipient’s name and the year of presentation. The recipient’s name is also added to a plaque bearing the names of previous recipients, which is displayed in the AANA Executive Office. The Award is presented during the AANA Annual Meeting.
 
Eligibility
The nominee may be a CRNA or non-CRNA, who has been active in the clinical education process of student nurse anesthetists during the most recent year ending August 31. The nominee may be living or deceased. The individual must have:
  • Demonstrated dedication toward achieving excellence in the education of nurse anesthetists.
  • Contributed to the overall curriculum of a nurse anesthesia program.
  • Shown evidence of outstanding clinical teaching.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current practice issues.
  • Served as a mentor and clinical role model.
  • Participated in professional development activities, such as school committees and continuing education programs. 
 
Past Recipients
 
1992
Raymond J. Jung, CRNA, MA
 
1993
Beverly A. Krause, CRNA, BS
 
1994
Rex M. Henderson, CRNA, MS
 
1995
Lynne M. Van Wormer, CRNA, BS
 
1996
Caroline E. Howell, CRNA, EdD
 
1997
John G. Weisbrod, CRNA, MAE
 
1998
Linda S. Dancy, CRNA
 
1999
Kathleen A. Cook, CRNA, MS
 
2000
No award presented
 
2001
Elaine C. Kasha, CRNA, BSEd
 
2002
Kathleen A. Anderson, CRNA
 
2003
Leslie P. Golden, CRNA
 
2004
Paula Goodman, CRNA, MSN
 
2005
Randy Calicott, MD
 
2006
Cindy Peiffer, CRNA
 
2007
Steve Clarke, CRNA, MA
 
2008
Donald "Tom" Albee, CRNA, MHS
 
2009
Judith C. Wiley, CRNA, DNP
 
2010
Michael Wolf, CRNA
 
2011
Brian P. Radesic, CRNA, MSN
 
2012
Performance Anesthesia:
Ray Brezinski, CRNA
John White, CRNA, BSN
Rick Hand, CRNA, DNSc
Michael I. Kapp, CRNA
 
2013
Michael J. Burns, CRNA, MS