AANA - ADCE Feb. 20-21, 2021 #AANAADCE

Navigating Our New World: Educating the Next Generation of Nurse Anesthetists

Educators instill patient-first values and inspire curiosity in the next generation of nurse anesthetists, who are entering the field at a time of historic challenges and change.

The Assembly of Didactic and Clinical Educators is the premier educator-to-educator learning event for nurse anesthetists. Join us online February 20-21, 2021, to elevate your teachings for this new world. Earn 8.75 Class A CE as you review pressing issues in education, learn best practices and acquire strategies for success. You’ll enjoy high-quality, transformative learning that your students will turn into real-world application.

Who Attends?

  • Program Administrators and Assistant Program Administrators
  • Deans
  • Clinical Coordinators and Preceptors
  • Educational Program Faculty
  • Practice Owners/Partners
  • SRNAs who are interested in education

Why Attend?

Today’s SRNAs are entering the profession at a time unlike any other, and as educators, we must equip them to navigate these uncharted waters. ADCE will connect you with other instructors to learn from one another’s challenges and successes as we prepare the next generation of nurse anesthetists to shape the future of U.S. health care.


Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • 08:00:AM - 08:30:AM CT

    AANA President’s Report

    • Steve Sertich, MAE, CRNA, JD, Esquire
  • 08:00:AM - 08:30:AM CT

    AANA Treasurer’s Report

    • Howard Drews III, MSN, CRNA
  • 08:00:AM - 08:30:AM CT

    AANA Chief Executive Officer’s Report

    • Randall Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA
  • 08:45:AM - 09:15:AM CT

    Report of the Faculty Stabilization Task Force

    • Rebecca Lee, DNP, CRNA
    • Erica Moore, DNP, CRNA

    Learner Outcome(s)

    1. Evaluate the recommendations put forth from the AANA CRNA Faculty Stabilization Task Force.
    2. Explore strategies to develop and support the CRNA faculty workforce for nurse anesthesia educational programs.
  • 09:30:AM - 10:30:AM CT

    Diversifying Your Student Body: A Discussion on Minority Recruitment and Retention through Three Educators’ Lenses

    • Courtney Brown, PhD, CRNA, CHSE
    • Jorge Valdes, DNP, CRNA, APRN
    • Michael Dosch, PhD, CRNA

    Learner Outcome(s)

    1. The attendee will list three activities that promote minority recruitment and/or retention within nurse anesthesia educational program.
    2. The attendee will compare the advantages and disadvantages of holistic application reviews and a centralized application service within a nurse anesthesia admissions process.
    3. The attendee will define the need for a national agenda and continued dialogue for best practices in regards to minority recruitment, retention, and faculty support to facilitate diversity and inclusion in nurse anesthesia educational programs.
  • 10:45:AM - 11:45:AM CT

    Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrators' Decision-Making in Determining Interventions for a Student Exhibiting Unsatisfactory Clinical Performance

    • Laura Bonanno, PhD, DNP, CRNA

    Learner Outcome(s)

    1. Identify the importance of communicating expectations for clinical performance to both students and clinical educators.
    2. Discuss the importance of accurate and timely clinical evaluation of student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) and differentiate between borderline, unsatisfactory and unsafe clinical performance.
    3. Describe the decision making process of a nurse anesthesia program administrator when a student exhibits unsatisfactory behaviors or clinical performance and the guiding principles.
  • 01:00:PM - 02:00:PM CT

    Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists’ Perceptions of Incivility and Bullying by Healthcare Providers in the Clinical Setting

    • Holly Chandler, EdD, CRNA

    Learner Outcome(s)

    1. Effectively compare and contrast bullying and incivility in the clinical setting.
    2. Recognize behaviors which may be perceived as incivility or bullying by SRNAs in the clinical setting.
    3. Identify the effects incivility and bullying may have on SRNAs and describe the mitigating solutions presented.
  • 02:15:PM - 03:15:PM CT

    Predictors of NCE Success in the Age of the Doctoral Degree

    • Julia Feczko, DNP, CRNA

    Learner Outcome(s)

    1. Discuss current challenges facing DNP programs with regards to NCE pass rates.
    2. Describe anesthesia program quality improvement measures aimed at improving NCE pass rates.
    3. Identify pre-admission and anesthesia school variables that affect first time pass rates on the NCE.
  • 03:30:PM - 04:30:PM CT

    Simulation Education During a Pandemic

    • Virginia Londahl-Ramsey, DNAP, CRNA, APRN, CHSE
    • Lisa Osborne-Smith, PhD, CRNA
    • Cindy Betron, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, CNE

    Learner Outcome(s)

    1. Identify various strategies and technologies utilized to implement nurse anesthesia simulation curriculum during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 04:45:PM - 05:45:PM CT

    Faculty Forum

    • Rachel Davis, DNP, CRNA, CHSE

    Learner Outcome(s)

    1. Identify current issues facing nurse anesthesia programs.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • 09:00:AM - 10:00:AM CT

    Support the Front
    Caring for Self and Others – Faculty and SRNAs and COVID-19

    • Rodrigo Garcia, MBA, MSN, APN, CRNA – Moderator
    • Linda Stone, DNP, CRNA
    • Catherine Horvath, DNP, CRNA, CHSE
    • Jessica Morrow, BSN, RN, CCRN, SRNA
    • Tracy Traut, MS, LCAC

    Learner Outcome(s)

    1. Faculty and students identify mental health resources for managing wellness challenges during a crisis.
    2. Discuss availability and benefits of peer support conversations for mental well-being and importance of knowing when to seek professional help.

*Session titles, speakers and times are subject to change.

Accreditation Statement:
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 8.75 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040069; Expiration Date 2/21/2021. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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