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Dr. Rosann Spiegel, Nurse Anesthesiology Program Director Retires

Dr. Rosann Spiegel, Nurse Anesthesiology Program Director Retires

May 23, 2022 / Tags: B.S.N. to D.N.P. - Nurse Anesthesiology, FGCU Faculty, FGCU School of Nursing, M.S.N. to D.N.P. - Nurse Anesthesiology

We say Farewell to Nurse Anesthesiology Program Director, Dr. Rosann Spiegel and congratulations on her retirement from FGCU as of May 13, 2022. Rosann M. Spiegel, JD, DNAP, CRNA, APRN was appointed as an Assistant Professor and the Program Director of the Nurse Anesthesiology Program at FGCU in 2014. Dr. Spiegel has been a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) since 1987 and a licensed attorney in the state of Florida since 2005. Dr. Spiegel has more than 34 years of clinical practice experience providing a broad scope of anesthesia care for populations across the lifespan, and her specific interest and clinical expertise is providing anesthesia care for those undergoing cardiac, thoracic, and major vascular surgical procedures. Dr. Spiegel's scholarly activities are aimed at improving health care quality, access, and value by ensuring student success and addressing local, state, and national critical workforce needs in advanced practice nursing. Dr. Spiegel has designed workforce quality improvement programs that focus on forming academic-practice partnerships, authored and submitted external grant proposals, and received federal awards under Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) programs. Thank you Dr. Spiegel for your commitment to excellence and dedication to the Nurse Anesthesiology Program at FGCU. You will be missed.

FGCU Inaugural DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Program White Coat Ceremony

FGCU Inaugural DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Program White Coat Ceremony

March 03, 2022 / Article by Trudi-Ann Dyer, FGCU Marieb College of Health and Human Services / Tags: B.S.N. to D.N.P. - Nurse Anesthesiology, FGCU NURSING, class of 2023, fgcu, gold foundation, white coat ceremony

There was not a dry eye in the house at the inaugural Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia (DNP NA) White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony was initially planned for August 2021 however it was postponed due to Covid-19. Dr. Virginia Londahl-Ramsey, DNP NA Assistant Program Director stated that even though she was disappointed that the ceremony did not take place in the fall, she felt that the January 27th, 2022 ceremony was even more meaningful for the students after being in clinicals for five months. This ceremony allowed the nursing students to embrace leadership and celebrate becoming an advanced provider. The monumental event for the DNP NA Class of 2023 cohort consisted of the presentation of white coats by DNP NA Program Director Dr. Rosann Spiegel along with Dr. Londahl-Ramsey to twenty-four students. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Loureen Downes, the Director for the school’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. Students also received a pin and recited the Oath to Compassionate Patient Care, which promotes the advocacy and protection of patient health, safety and rights. One of the most special moments of the ceremony was when the DNP NA students surprised Dr. Spiegel by presenting her with a bronze plate with an eagle to show their appreciation. The ceremony was made possible by a grant from the Gold Foundation. The organization established the White Coat Ceremony in 1993 to “highlight the importance of humanism in all care of patients”. Moving forward, the students will now advance to their specialty roles which includes cardiac anesthesiology, spinal taps, epidural and pediatric anesthesiology.

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