Here’s another testimonial from an SRNA who attended the 2015 AANA Mid Year Assembly.
I would like to thank TANA for the amazing opportunity to attend the 2015 AANA MYA. In my opinion, this experience was priceless in so many ways. By attending the MYA I was able to not only become politically active personally, I was also able to connect and network with like minded CRNAs and SRNAs whose goals are to further our profession. Meeting the senators and house representatives was a brand new experience and made me realize how important the AANA and PAC institutions truly are. As prospective CRNAs it is easy for us to master the clinical aspect of nurse anesthesia but the MYA highlighted the “elephant in the room” topics that are often left out in the classroom; One of which is the business of nurse anesthesia. Rubbing shoulders with past, present, and future presidents of state and national associations was a major benefit to attending the DC assembly. I was able to pick their brains and inquire about their paths to success in the CRNA profession. The networking benefit of the event was invaluable, I was able to connect with Stephen D. Smith of Georgia, Lena Gould, CRNA, Senator Bob Corker, CRNAs from Delaware, and so many others. By networking and having these contacts, it would be easier to gain employment nationwide upon graduation in July of 2016. Thanks again to TANA, and TANA FPD, Vic Martin, CRNA, for the opportunity!
Pelu Ogunyemi, BSN, SRNA
Nurse Anesthesia Track – Class 2016
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Union University SRNAs (Ian Bicol, Scott Awtry, and Pelu Ogunyemi)
with Dennis Bless, CRNA (immediate Past President of AANA) and Sharon Pearce, CRNA (AANA President)
Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program Luncheon with Students from Union University
Union University SRNAs (Ian Bicol, Scott Awtry, and Pelu Ogunyemi) networking with SRNAs from across the country