Session and Reception Celebrate Diversity

A pair of events will help promote and celebrate diversity in the nurse anesthesia profession. Everyone at Annual Congress will not want to miss the opportunity to attend the CRNA Diversity – Black and White Affair, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday, Sheraton Cirrus Ballroom. Here, attendees will be able to meet and network with fellow CRNAs and SRNAs during a reception that highlights the importance of diversity and inclusion for patients, communities, healthcare teams, and the nurse anesthesia profession. Enjoy engaging speakers from various nurse anesthesia education programs, practice settings, and cultural backgrounds, as well as updates about diversity initiatives underway, and ways to get involved. This interactive event is open to all Annual Congress attendees and sponsored by the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program.

“Diversity and Inclusion for Engagement and Mentorship,” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, room 615-617 will feature a discussion of the value of cultural competency and fluency for attendees and the nurse anesthesia profession. Kelli Scott, MS, BA, AHA, and Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN, will describe the considerations to seek a mentor and to be a mentor as well as how to attract and prepare students to consider healthcare, nursing, and nurse anesthesia professions.