Founded in 1931, the AANA is a professional association representing more than 59,000 CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists nationwide. Fellows of the AANA are recognized as one of the most accomplished leaders in the profession of nurse anesthesiology. Earning this designation is a career achievement that recognizes select CRNAs as outstanding practitioners, educators, researchers, and advocates for the profession.
In 2016, Henderson innovated and developed the simulation testing component of the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists Reentry Program; as a result, 35 CRNAs across the country have reentered practice. She also led an institutional effort of obtaining the first Society for Simulation in Healthcare accreditation of a standalone CRNA Program.