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 practice in anesthesia to meet the current standards of nurse anesthesia practice. It is taught by leaders in the field of nurse anesthesia and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE). Additionally, the course helps CRNAs qualify for reinstatement of lapsed certifications. The low one-to-four, facilitator to learner ratio in simulation allows for an added benefit of mentorship and guidance.

The CRNA Course is held at the NBCRNA-recognized Simulation Center in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC.

Highlighted Course Topics

Classroom Topics Simulation Topics
  • Advanced respiratory physiology
  • Care of the neonate
  • Cardiovascular anesthesia
  • Herbal medications
  •  In-depth pharmacology review
  • Management of the trauma patient
  • Neurosurgical anesthesia
  • OB anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Sugammadex
  • Orientation to simulation process
  • Introduction to healthy patient simulation scenarios
  • Crisis management
  • Managing hemodynamic instability
  • Decision-making in acute cardiac events

What Are People Saying About the Course?

"I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity for this course. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this program and its faculty and instructors. I will tell every CRNA I know about how life-changing this was. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart." -Past Participant "I really enjoyed this course. All instructors made me very comfortable and confident." - Past Participant  "Excellent course with superb instructors!" - Past Participant