EAST BERLIN, CT. — The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) announced today that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Nancy Moriber has received their highest designation of Fellow of the AANA (FAANA).

A recognized hallmark of leadership and outstanding achievements in the profession and science of nurse anesthesiology, the FAANA designation is the organization’s most elite professional achievement. By earning the right to include this designation among their credentials, Fellows have demonstrated a high level of commitment to the growth and advancement of nurse anesthesiology.

Moriber earned the distinguished FAANA designation by demonstrating an exceptional level of expertise, service, and commitment to transforming the nurse anesthesia profession.

An Associate Professor at Fairfield University’s Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies and the Program Director of the Fairfield University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Moriber also serves as president of the Connecticut Association of Nurse Anesthetists. In this latter capacity, she leads a group of more than 500 CRNAs who provide anesthesia in hospitals, outpatient centers, and clinics across the state.

“We recognize Nancy as a leader who has demonstrated a depth of expertise critical to shaping the future of anesthesia care,” said Lorraine Jordan, Chief Advocacy Officer of AANA and CEO of the AANA Foundation. “Earning this distinction signifies a commitment of excellence and dedication to making impactful changes for our profession.”

This year, 51 individuals were inducted as Fellows of the AANA. To date, only 116 CRNAs across the nation have received the FAANA designation.

To be awarded the FAANA distinction, applicants must be credentialed as a CRNA for a minimum of 10 consecutive years; be an AANA member for at least 10 years; have a minimum of 10 years of full-time professional experience as a practitioner of anesthesiology or educator/program director, facility leader or business leader; have a record of attending AANA conferences; demonstrate outstanding achievements in nurse anesthesia and leadership that command respect and recognition from other leaders in the profession; and provide evidence of enduring and substantial professional achievement that demonstrates professional and personal growth and use of innovative, creative solutions in at least one of several categories.

About AANA: Founded in 1931 and located in Rosemont, Ill., the AANA is the professional organization for more than 58,9000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) across the United States. The AANA advances patient safety and the CRNA profession through excellence in practice and service to members.  Learn more at www.aana.com.

About CTANA: The Connecticut Association of Nurse Anesthetists (CTANA) works to advance nurse anesthesia practice and to provide high-quality patient care that is essential to Connecticut’s health care system. CTANA serves more than 500 CRNAs in the state, providing anesthesia in hospitals, outpatient center, and clinics. CTANA is part of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), which represents more than 45,000 CRNAs and Student Nurse Anesthetists nationwide.



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