Cheryl Nimmo Takes Office as President-Elect of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • Sep 3, 2015

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015    
For More Information Contact: AANA Public Relations
16cnimmo180Park Ridge, Illinois – Cheryl Nimmo, CRNA, DNP, MSHSA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), recently took office as the 2015-16 president-elect of the 49,000-member American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). The AANA is located in Park Ridge, Ill.
“CRNAs continue to provide the most cost-effective, safe anesthesia care,” said Dr. Nimmo, who will serve a one-year term as the association’s president-elect, followed by another one-year term (2016-17) as president. “The nurse anesthesia profession is advancing as the healthcare system relies more and more on the use of advanced practice registered nurses to ensure patient access to quality care, especially in medically underserved communities across the country. CRNAs are confidently positioned at the forefront of accessible health and anesthesia care.”
Nimmo is currently assistant professor and assistant program director for the nurse anesthesia program at the University of New England, Portland, Maine. Hospitals in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Missouri have all benefited from Nimmo’s work as a CRNA and chief CRNA, and she has worked in office-based orthopedics, surgicenters, coronary care, and as a locum tenens CRNA, researcher, clinical preceptor, and airway skills and pediatric anesthesia instructor.
Nimmo also has a strong administrative side, developing and implementing a $3 million budget with capital equipment, staffing and vendor contracts for the Southcoast Hospitals Group in New Bedford, Mass. She also has been responsible for being a clinical site coordinator and faculty member at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island School of Nurse Anesthesia, Pawtucket, R.I.
A long active member of her state and national professional associations, Nimmo has served in multiple capacities on various committees, boards of directors, and the AANA Foundation. Her leadership skills and intimate knowledge of the nurse anesthesia profession make her uniquely qualified for the position of AANA President-elect.
“The year ahead will be challenging and exciting simultaneously,” said Nimmo. “The profession of nurse anesthesia is the first nursing specialty, and CRNAs are pioneers by nature. I look forward to helping our members achieve great things in the year ahead.”
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