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  • Catherine Horvath, DNP, CRNA, CHSE to Present at Sigma Theta Tau’s International Congress

    Chair of AANA’s Health and Wellness Committee and administrator for the DNP program at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Catherine Horvath, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, is scheduled to present at Sigma’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 24, 2022. The presentation will include findings from a recent wellness study that was conducted on students in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. 

    The aim of this study is to identify the levels of stress, anxiety, and depression that affect the mental health of nurse anesthesia residents over the course of their education. This information will serve as input for the successful design of timely intervention strategies to mitigate stress, enhance wellbeing and increase resilience. 

    The survey results revealed that approximately 33 percent of the students reported not getting enough sleep, 25 percent reported that school was making them stressed, 10 percent did not feel confident, and 5 percent reported an unbalanced school/life balance. This data demonstrates a significant degree of stress early in the educational process. 

    The Sigma Theta Tau’s International Congress presentation will allow for an understanding of the pressures that come with nurse anesthesiology education and open the conversation for ideas on how to manage feelings of stress early in the educational career. To read the study’s abstract and access the event schedule, visit here