For Immediate Release: October 21, 2016
For more information, contact: AANA Public Relations
Park Ridge, Illinois – An expert in nurse anesthesia practice, education and policy, Steve Alves, PhD, CRNA, FNAP, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) where he will join more than 2,400 nursing leaders. Alves will be honored with 163 other inductees at a ceremony to be held during the AAN’s annual policy conference, October 20-22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
Alves has advocated for the nurse anesthesia profession through research on Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), their scope of practice and how working in an anesthesia team care setting affects CRNAs and their stress levels. His enthusiasm for education spurred him to redesign and transition the U.S. Army Nurse Anesthesia Program to a post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, for which he won the U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Excalibur Award.
Currently professor of clinical studies at the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies, Coral Gables, Fla., Alves continues his work on nurse anesthesia policy, working to reform outdated healthcare policies with practice restrictions, and advocating for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to be able to practice to the full scope of their education and expertise.
“[Alves] is one of the brightest, most energetic, and most principled professionals I know,” said Jackie Rowles, DNP, MBA, MA, CRNA, FAAPM, FAAN, former president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). “Dr. Alves’ contributions span all areas of Academy consideration. A rapid rise and sustained academic career demonstrate strong leadership abilities which are further validated through numerous professional volunteer efforts and four elections in service of the AANA, culminating in the vice presidency. He continues to be a sought-after leader within nurse anesthesia and is frequently chosen for appointment to critical committees.”
The AANA congratulates Steve Alves on his induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
About the American Academy of Nursing
The AAN currently is comprised of more than 2,400 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. The academy fellows represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 28 countries.