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Message from the Director

[IMAGE: Andy Griffin]SIUE's nurse anesthesia program is off to another big year. While we are proud of our recent accomplishments, we are certainly not planning to maintain the "status quo." The dynamics of higher learning, nurse anesthesia and our health care system demand an ever changing approach when considering CRNA education. So, what is new for 2013? Read More >>

Getting Politically Involved on a Federal Level

Dr. Andrew Griffin, SIUE School of Nursing nurse anesthesia program director, is currently serving as the Federal Political Director for the Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists (IANA). This position requires him to communicate with Congress to benefit nurse anesthetists in regards to policy changes. Read More >>

Faculty Recognized for Work in Pain Management

[IMAGE: Paul Darr]Paul A. Darr, MSN, CRNA, APN, FAAPM & assistant director of the nurse anesthesia program for the SIUE School of Nursing, spoke at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists' Jack Neary Advanced Pain Management Educational Seminar in October 2012. This educational experience is offered annually for qualified Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) practitioners who wish to become more educated and skilled in providing chronic pain management procedures for their patients. Read More >>

CRNA Faculty Serve as Mentors for National Assembly

[IMAGE: AANA]Dr. Andrew Griffin, nurse anesthesia program director, and Paul A. Darr, assistant nurse anesthesia program director, served as mentors at the Assembly of School Faculty in February 2013. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetist (AANA) hosted assembly, which took place in Tucson, Ariz., welcomed students and faculty from all over the United States. The three-day assembly titled, "Information... Read More>>

Mark your calendars for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Mid-Year Assembly

The AANA Mid-Year Assembly is a training experience for those who are interested in taking CRNA issues to legislative levels. Participants learn the most effective methods for lobbying on Capitol Hill, while encountering relevant issues to their area of expertise. Read More >>

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 80th Annual Meeting

Save the date for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 80th Annual Meeting. This year's meeting will take place on August 10-13, 2013 in Las Vegas. Registration for the event begins on March 1, 2013. Read More >>

Mieser Receives 2012 Clinical Excellence Award

Luther Mieser is the 2012 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Excellence Award recipient. This award is given to a student who exhibits outstanding professionalism, demonstrates creativity and curiosity to learn, and emulates the art and science of nurse anesthesia care. Clinical coordinators nominate students that they feel meet these three levels of excellence. Read More >>

Difficult Airway Training Day

[IMAGE: Difficult Airway Training Day]The Difficult Airway Training Day took place on November 26, 2012. This annual program offers CRNA students the opportunity to receive a higher level of advanced airway training. Students revisit the phases they learned in basic airway lessons and build upon them with many types of advanced airways systems... Read More >>

Save the Date for the School of Nursing 50th Anniversary Gala

[IMAGE: 50th Logo]SIUE School of Nursing Gala
October 5, 2013
5:30 p.m.
SIUE Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom
Dinner, awards, silent and live auctions... Read More >>

Bringing Expertise to a Rural Area

[IMAGE: Casey Griffith]Practicing nursing in a rural setting is something that Casey Griffith holds near and dear to his heart. Casey grew up in the small town of Carrollton, Ill. and now lives in Mount Carmel, Ill. with his wife. A double alumnus, he earned his bachelor of science degree in nursing from SIUE in 2003 and his master of science degree in nurse anesthesia in 2007. Read More >>

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