Student Wellness Connection

Contact AANA Health and Wellness Committee Student Representative Eric Swanlund to add your nurse anesthesia program to the growing list of liaisons from each program.  Also, be sure to visit and check out what's going on with student wellness - join the new student wellness spotlight updates are posted on the RNA Health and Wellness Facebook Group: 

Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program (NAEP)​ ​State ​SRNA Wellness Liaison

Arkansas State University College of Nursing & Health Professions School of Nursing

AR​ ​Amy Meadows
​Baptist Health Murray State University Program of Anesthesia ​KY ​Mary Young (Madisonville)
and Ashley Arrington (Morehead)
Barry University Master of Science Program in Anesthesiology​ FL​ Emily Allard​
​Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Nurse Anesthesia Program ​PA ​Rebekah Midberry and Anna Sheridan
Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program
CT​ ​Sara Dingman
Florida International Univ. College of Nursing & Health Sciences Anesthesiology Nursing Program​ ​FL Fara Clarke
​Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia ​PA ​Marie Ewing
​Georgetown University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program ​D.C. ​Christine Dietz, Sarah Israelson and Sachi Seaburn 
​Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Nurse Anesthesia Program ​MO ​Amanda Blakeman and Christine Nance
​Lincoln Memorial University, Caylor School of Nursing ​TN ​Misty Bush and James Heffernan
​Loma Linda University School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration ​CA ​Byron Aprecio, Cameron
Harvey, Dan Lamberton
​Lourdes University MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program ​OH ​Amanda Mcconkey and Sara Rogers
​Mayo School of Health Science Nurse Anesthesia Program ​MN ​Jackie Materi
Medical University of South Carolina Anesthesia for Nurses Program SC​ Amber Barnlund and ​Ben Sokol
​National University, Fresno Nurse Anesthesia Program ​CA ​David Hatch
Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program
MA ​Ruth Jahn and Bonnie Cronin
​Oregon Health and Science Nurse Anesthesia Program ​OR ​Cher Simon
​Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia University of NC at Greensboro ​NC ​Maggie Mucha
​Rush University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program ​IL ​Joany Kircher, Aron Oakley, and Stacey Mendez
​Samuel Merritt University Program of Nurse Anesthesia ​CA ​Fiona Langley
​St. Joseph Hospital School of Anesthesia for Nurses ​RI ​Blayr Proffitt
​Texas Christian University School of Nurse Anesthesia ​TX ​Paige Hopkins
Texas Wesleyan University Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia ​TX ​Anya Buckett and Danielle Stenger
​Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia ​MO Lindsey Schroeder
​Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program ​CA ​Lisa O'Discoll, Brad Respondek, Quinn Richards and Laura Yaris
​Union University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Track ​TN ​Pelu Ogunyemi
​University of Akron Nurse Anesthesia Program ​OH ​Nicolina Vencl
​University of Alabama at Birmingham Nurse Anesthesia Program ​AL ​Christina Smyth and Callie Davis
University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing Masters Program-Nurse Anesthesia Major
OH​ ​Leigh Adams and Kristen Nelson
​University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesiology ​MI ​Marcell Bahoura and Lauren Pasbjerg
​University of Kansas Nurse Anesthesia Program ​KS ​Jamin Tenbrink
​University of North Florida Nurse Anesthesia Program ​FL ​Samantha Stophel
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program​ PA​ ​Gillian Condell
University of South Florida College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program​ FL​ ​Evan Plish
University of Southern California (USC) Program of Nurse Anesthesia Department of Anesthesiology​ ​CA Jenny Robaina and Carlos Camara
​University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing ​TN ​Sara Wilkinson
​Westminster College Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia Program ​UT ​Cheryl Howard
​York College of Pennsylvania/WellSpan Health Nurse Anesthetist Program ​PA ​Frederick Lincoln and Dominique Stryker
Is your program represented?  If not, email Carolyn (see above) to join the student wellness connection​.​ ​

 SRNA Wellness Q&A



Question: How can I apply to be a student representative on an AANA committee, such as Health and Wellness?

Answer: See Student Members on AANA Committees - Volunteer Opportunities (member log-in required).​

Question: I am also interested in somehow tracking stress whether it is with a narrative survey or some kind of rating scale and how stressors change in students throughout the program. We haven't nailed down a specific survey or quiz yet though. Do you know of any? We are always looking for new ideas!
Answer: Hopefully once we have gathered our contact information for wellness liaisons from each NAEP, we can then pose these kinds of questions to everyone and see what is already happening or who else may be interested in partnering on such a project...  
Additional resources:
Question: I was wondering if there are any state regulations on a max number of hours our university's may require us to be in class, sim and clinical for a given period of time. Weekly max? monthly max, etc. 
Answer: You can find this out by contacting the Council for Accreditation (COA) staff.