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Here’s Your Chance to Weigh in on the new Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program

By on Apr 30, 2014 in Notes from the President | 0 comments

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Nurse Anesthesia Faculty Associates (NAFA) division is asking for YOUR input regarding the proposed changes to the CRNA recertification process.  Take a look at the following excerpt from their recent letter, and click on the link to complete the anonymous survey.  The additional links provided should answer some of the questions you may have about the new program.   Dear NAFA Colleagues: I sincerely hope this note finds you well! NAFA has received numerous inquiries from clients asking about our position on the recently proposed Continued Professional Certification Program (CPC) developed by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). This new program is currently scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2016 and will apply to all Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists seeking recertification.  We need your help. Please take a few moments to answer the following anonymous survey. Following this NAFA has provided information deemed vital to practicing CRNAs and to NAFA’s future operations as a continuing education provider.  NAFA Anonymous Survey regarding the CPC Program (Please answer survey  before proceeding) What follows is a brief summary of the CPC program as well as some specifics that have more recently come to NAFA’s attention. These details should be of great interest as they describe some of the expectations, as we understand them at this time, which must be met by all CRNAs in order to recertify under this new program. As a service to you, our clients and friends, NAFA is choosing to bring this information to your attention.  Read More…   NBCRNA Competency Module Goals, Objectives and Sub-Objectives ...

It’s Time to Nominate the 2014 Practitioner of the Year!

By on Apr 22, 2014 in Announcements, TANA Annual Meeting | 0 comments

It’s time to nominate an outstanding CRNA in your area for the Patty Cornwell Practitioner of the Year Award!  The purpose of this award is to “recognize excellence in anesthesia practice as a clinician, educator and/or researcher.” Nominations may be submitted by TANA members through the September 1, 2014 deadline.  Nominees will be voted on by the TANA Board of Directors, and the winner will be recognized at the TANA Annual Meeting to be held in the fall of 2014. Eligibility: The award shall be given to a TANA member in good standing who has made a significant contribution to the profession of nurse anesthesia in Tennessee. Nominations may be mailed to either of the addresses below. TANA TANA P.O. Box 60128 1105 Gartland Ave. Nashville, TN 37206 Nashville, TN 37206 You may also email your nomination to info@tncrna.com. For additional information regarding the nomination and selection process, please visit our website or call the TANA office at 615-329-3450. The process is simple.  Please consider taking the time to nominate one of your deserving peers!  Just don’t forget the September 1, 2014, deadline....