The Lifespan Development Programs at Wake Forest School of Medicine aim to produce competent nurse anesthesia practitioners and to prepare individuals for a lifetime of success in their careers. We believe that our educational resources and support should not only be used during the formal educational program, but also support the development of prospective students and provide educational services to those who are further along in their career trajectory.
Our program offers a variety of valuable learning opportunities for prospective nurse anesthesia students, including:
- Camp Med Summer Program
- H3A Explore: Discover Nurse Anesthesia (ICU nurses)
- Internships for college students
- Teen volunteer opportunities
Incoming and Current Students
We also provide resources to help position incoming and current students for success. These include:
- H3A On-Board: Head, Heart, and Hands in Nurse Anesthesia
- Surviving the Bubble Orientation
Practicing or Past CRNAs
We offer programs to support the learning needs of practicing certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and for those who are seeking re-entry to practice. These programs are designed for nurse anesthetists who are changing practice areas or who need a refresher in a particular area of practice, such as regional anesthesia. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
NBCRNA-Recognized Simulation Center
The Wake Forest Nurse Anesthesia Program provides the simulation-based skills assessment required for Step 2 of the re-entry program of the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
CRNA Course: Complete Review of Nurse Anesthesia
The Wake Forest CRNA Course offers 100 Class A CEs through a combination of both classroom lecture and simulation activities. This course is designed to update participants’ skills and knowledge of current theoretical practice in anesthesia to meet current standards of nurse anesthesia practice and to help CRNAs qualify for reinstatement of lapsed certifications.