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FGCU FACULTY RECEIVES $15,449.00 HRSA AWARD, NURSE ANESTHETIST TRAINEESHIP GRANT

FGCU FACULTY RECEIVES $15,449.00 HRSA AWARD, NURSE ANESTHETIST TRAINEESHIP GRANT

June 05, 2020 / Tags: B.S.N. to D.N.P. - Nurse Anesthesiology, FGCU School of Nursing, Grant Funding, HRSA, Marieb College of Health & Human Services

DR. ROSANN SPIEGEL, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR & PROGRAM DIRECTOR, NURSE ANESTHESIOLOGY, RECEIVES $15,449.00 HRSA AWARD, NURSE ANESTHETIST TRAINEESHIP GRANT Congratulations to Dr. Rosann Spiegel for her effort on attaining the HRSA NA Traineeship Grant. The purpose of the Florida Gulf Coast University Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (FGCU NAT) Program is to improve the national workforce distribution of nurse anesthesia practitioners in underserved and rural areas, increase the number of diverse and culturally competent nurse anesthesia practitioners in the workforce, and transform health care delivery by increasing the number of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who are well-qualified to practice independently within collaborative, inter-professional teams to deliver the full continuum of anesthesia and pain management services in a manner that is responsive to HRSA’s priority of combatting the opioid crisis / improving mental health. The primary objectives of the FGCU NAT Program are to: 1) prepare registered nurses (RNs) to become CRNAs who are well qualified to practice independently within collaborative, inter-professional teams to deliver evidence-based, high-quality, and safe anesthesia and pain management services in a manner that is responsive to combatting the opioid crisis; 2) increase diversity within the nurse anesthesia profession by attracting, retaining, and graduating students from underrepresented minority (UM) and disadvantaged backgrounds 3) prepare RNs to become CRNAs who deliver anesthesia and pain management services to rural populations and medically underserved communities, 4) demonstrate that at least 60% of FGCU Nurse Anesthesiology (FGCU NA) Program graduates will be employed in clinical practice settings that are in health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and/or serve rural populations and MUCs. Receiving the HRSA Traineeship Grant is a long-term attainment for the Florida Gulf Coast University Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (FGCU NAT). Providing traineeships to nurse anesthesia students will cover costs associated with nurse anesthesia education. The HRSA grant award will increase the probability that nurse anesthesia students will be retained in and graduate from the Florida Gulf Coast University Nurse Anesthesiology Program (FGCU NA Program). Thank you Dr. Spiegel for your efforts in acquiring this astonishing support for FGCU NA students. Learn more about HRSA