Each year during the spring board meeting, the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists selects the annual recipient of the Johnnie Rosell Nurse Anesthesia Education Grant. This grant was established by the Arkansas Associaton of Nurse Anesthetists in 1988. The purpose of this grant is to aid an Arkansas resident who is completing his/her final year of nurse anesthesia education. The recipient must plan to practice nurse anesthesia in the state of Arkansas after graduation. The grant provides him/her with $500.00 to help pay for tuition and expenses. The deadline for submission is March 1st. Please contact the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Student Scholarship Program has several scholarships that are available to all nurse anesthesia students. Each scholarship has special eligibility requirements. The AANA Foundation Scholarship Program has about thiry different scholarships. Many award financial assistance to more that one recipient. The scholarships range in amount from $1000 to $2500. The deadline for the AANA Foundation Scholarship Rrogram is April 15th.
For an application packet call or write:
The AANA Foundation 222 S. Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Research Update The AANA Foundation kicked-off a new study with RTI International titled “How Health Care Executives Value the Cost and Care of CRNAs”. Currently 8 CRNA researchers representing the AANA and its affiliates are serving on the RTI Technical Expert Panel. As a mixed methods study, the qualitative arm of this study will examine how health executives perceive the utilization and cost effectiveness of CRNAs in their facilities. This study will also illuminate what decision makers believe are the greatest challenges and barriers to using more cost-effective anesthesia delivery models.
Health Policy Research Topics The AANA Foundation offers grants and fellowships for those looking to do scholarly work. Applications are available on the AANA Foundation’s application page. For a list of policy topics, see Suggested Areas of Research and AANA and AANA Foundation Research Agenda on the AANA Foundatoon website.
Fellowship Applications are due on February 1, 2017. Please click here to learn more.