This session is an introduction to the various Advanced Professional/Doctorate degrees in Nursing or Nurse Anesthesia that are currently pursuable by the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, including MPH, MHA, Pain Fellowship, and DNAP. A panel of CRNAs from each respective discipline will discuss the path to their chosen degree, along with examples of what each degree provides, and discussion on how the participants have implemented it within their career. This session aims to demystify what is possible beyond a Master’s Degree and to forecast which professional avenues each postmaster’s degrees may be able to open.
Lee Ranali, DNAP, CRNA
Lee Ranalli, DNP, CRNA graduated from the Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia in 2010 and then moved back to his home state of Arizona. In 2015, after serving multiple years as a Chief CRNA, he decided to pursue his passion for education by becoming an Assistant Professor at Midwestern University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program. Lee went on to receive his Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama in 2018. More recently, he has taken on the role of Assistant Director and achieved rank advancement to Associate Professor. Lee recently finished his tenure as President of the Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Additionally, he serves on the Arizona State Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Advisory Committee. Lee has authored multiple journal publications and is a contributing author to the Neuroanesthesia chapter within the textbook Nurse Anesthesia.
Jason Trudell, MHA, MSN, CRNA, ARNP
Matthew C. Stokes, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C
Dr Stokes began his career in Florida and spent 9 years with the US Army Reserve, providing anesthesia for soldiers and their families. He went on to participate in a mentorship program in interventional pain management and followed this which a fellowship in advanced pain management. Upon completion, he furthered his education by completing his Doctorate, during which time he published a short book for CRNAs with advice on how to start a pain clinic. Since that time, Dr Stokes has created two successful pain clinics and operates a pain management resource website for CRNAs, www.CRNApainmanagement.com. His piece of advice for any CRNA interested in pain management is: “get all the education you can, do not neglect the necessity of mentorship, and above all else, stay humble”.
Scott Rigdon MPH, DNAP, CRNA, NSPM-C
Scott Rigdon lives with his family in Bozeman, Montana. His practice consists of NSPM and enough perioperative work to keep his skills intact. Scott’s journey in the Nurse Anesthesia profession has be varied and ultimately landed his family in Montana. He is a native Oregonian and is currently the FPD of the MTANA, serving on the AANA NSPM task force. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Midwestern University and the Oregon Health and Science University. He is a Founding owner of CE2, a Nurse Anesthesiologist focused continuing education company. He spends most of his free time outdoors and preferably off the grid.
Following the 1-hour panel presentation, the panelists from each respective discipline will each host a breakout session, along with other panelists, where attendees can ask questions and continue the conversation.
- Scott Rigdon MPH, DNAP, CRNA, NSPM-C
- Jamilla Churchill, MSN, MPH, CRNA
- Erica McCall, MSN, MPH, CRNA
- Jason Trudell, MHA, MSN, CRNA, ARNP
- Adam Boyd, DHA, ACNP-BC, CRNA
- Matthew C. Stokes, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C
- Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA
- Randy Cornelius, CRNA
- David Gaskin, CRNA, NSPM-C, CPT USAR
- Lee Ranali, DNAP, CRNA
- Peter Strube, DNAP, CRNA, MBA, MSNA, APNP APRN LTC(Ret.)
- Jon Wilton, DNAP, CRNA