For immediate release: July 5, 2019
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Park Ridge, Ill.– Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, MS, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Cincinnati, Ohio, has been selected for induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), joining more than 2,600 nursing leaders who make up the academy. She will be honored with the other 230 inductees at a ceremony to be held during the AAN’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, October 24-26, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Clayton is one of three CRNAs being inducted into the AAN Class of 2019 Fellows.
Specializing in obstetric and neuraxial anesthesia, Clayton is a major influencer in the development of national practice guidelines to improve the anesthesia care of obstetric patients across the country. Dissemination of the guidelines ultimately led to policy change and improved maternal and fetal care nationally. Clayton also leads 75 students in a doctorate-level nurse anesthesia program, overseeing curriculum, classroom and clinical teaching, and more. She is a faculty member for a national spinal/epidural workshop, a member of the AANA Foundation Closed Claims Research Committee, and the AANA Practice Committee. She is also the 2018 recipient of the AANA Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the American Academy of Nursing and my colleagues,” said Clayton. “I look forward to contributing to the Expert Panel on Maternal and Infant Health and sharing evidence-based techniques that improve maternal safety and reduce opioid exposure. Both of these initiatives are important public health concerns that are integral components of anesthesia care.”
The AANA congratulates Beth Ann Clayton on her upcoming induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
About the American Academy of Nursing
The American Academy of Nursing serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy, practice and science through organizational excellence and effective nursing leadership. The Academy’s more than 2,600 fellows are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and healthcare.