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Barry University Launches the School of Nursing to address the Nation’s Nursing Shortage

Regional health care leaders have determined that the nursing shortage has reached an all-time high and it is placing a strain on the Florida healthcare infrastructure.  Barry University has responded by launching the Barry School of Nursing, formed from the foundation of the former College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Nursing Program, originally created in 1953. The establishment of the school, led by a new dean, will accelerate the development of novel approaches to preparing the nursing workforce of the future. It will also unlock potentials for students and faculty to meet the demand and supply of entry-level professional nurses; nurses engaged in advanced practice; and nurse scientists and educators. The school will be housed in the newly structured College of Health and Wellness along with the School of Social Work and all other health-related programs.

 Tony Umadhay, Ph.D., CRNA, APRN has been named Dean of the School of Nursing. Dr. Umadhay brings nearly thirty years of experience to the position, having served as a clinician, hospital manager, and educator. He has deep connections and strong affiliations with South Florida community health leaders and hospital organizations. He joined the Barry faculty in 2006 and recently served as associate dean of academic affairs. As associate dean, Dr. Umadhay expanded the use of simulation and online pedagogies in both undergraduate and graduate programs. He earned the rank of professor of anesthesiology and teaches across disciplines, bringing his expertise to a wide range of students.  Dr. Umadhay is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in his field as evidenced by grant awards, elections, and appointments by nursing professional groups, and achievement awards.

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Seven Florida CRNAs Join the 2022 Class of Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

 

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William Self: Ease Staffing Shortages, Improve Access by Modernizing Laws on Anesthesia Providers

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National CRNA Week January 23-29, 2022

It’s National CRNA Week and we’re ready to celebrate!

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FANA Rebrands, Moves Forward as the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Contact: Alia Faraj-Johnson
Phone: 850.212.8317 

 


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AANA Applauds Governor for Signing Legislation Removing Supervision Requirements for CRNAs

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Gov. DeSantis Makes Eight New Appointments to the Board of Nursing

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Vaccine Volunteers Recognized

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FANA DEI Committee Launches Mentorship Program

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Emerge as Health Care Heroes When Emergency Orders Cut Red-Tape Barriers to Care

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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In Celebration of National CRNA Week, Governor DeSantis issues Proclamation

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FANA’s hometown Mayor issues Proclamation for National CRNA Week!

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FANA News Release: More than 900+ Nurses Volunteer to Vaccinate Seniors to Fight

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Friday, January 15, 2021

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Potential Spam Alert

Dear Interested Parties,

The Department of Health (Department), Division of Medical Quality Assurance is warning Florida health care practitioners about fraudulent calls that have been received by multiple licensees.

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News Release: Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists Announces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

For Immediate Release                                                        
Monday, October 19, 2020
Contact: Alia Faraj-Johnson
Phone: 850.212.8317

Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists Announces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Jacksonville, FL—The Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (FANA) recently launched the creation of the FANA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee as a permanent committee to advise FANA on incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in every aspect of the organization’s structure and functions. 



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AANA Recognizes Two Florida CRNAs

Contact:Alia Faraj-Johnson 850.212.8317

 

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Modernizing our view of a nurse’s role

Please read this recent opinion in the Naples Daily News about modernizing the view of our role as nurses.

 

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Write For Our Independence

My fellow CRNAs,

As you may recall, last year during the 2019 Legislative Session, we had a disappointing end to our APRN Modernization Bill. However, after a spring of reflection, a summer of rejuvenation, and a fall of game planning, FANA entered the 2020 Florida Legislative Session with optimism and a renewed sense of energy and excitement!
Thanks to astute strategic decisions, amazing membership engagement, essential PAC investments, our partners' expertise and counsel, and immeasurable volunteer work, Florida APRNs—including more than 5,400 CRNAs—are on the cusp of the passage of a groundbreaking APRN Independent Practice bill.

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Government Community Relations Committee Update

FANA Bulletin:

Government Community Relations Committee Update
By: Mignon Nielsen, MSNA, CRNA, APRN
FANA Director and GRC Co-Chair

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Legislative Update For June 15, 2019

Non-Opioid Alternatives - HB 451 (Plakon) - PASSED

HB 451 requires the Department of Health to create and publish on its website an educational pamphlet regarding the use of non-opioid alternatives to treat pain.  Health care providers, except in the provision of emergency care, must inform patients of non-opioid alternatives for the treatment of pain before providing anesthesia or prescribing, ordering, dispensing or administering an opioid drug and document the non-opioid alternatives considered in the patient’s record.

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