Richard Flowers, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, FAANA, assistant professor of academic nursing and program director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, was recently inducted into the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) 2023 Class of Fellows.
Flowers was one of 58 distinguished leaders in the profession of nurse anesthesiology to be inducted.
To be selected as an AANA fellow, individuals must have at least 10 years of professional experience as a practitioner of nurse anesthesia, educator, facility leader or business leader. In addition, they must have demonstrated outstanding achievements in nurse anesthesia and leadership that command respect and recognition from other leaders in the profession.
Flowers has been a practicing certified registered nurse anesthetist for over 25 years and has been faculty in the nurse anesthesia program since 2018 serving in various capacities.
The AANA is the professional association of nurse anesthetists in the United States. The organization has a membership of more than 59,000, which includes Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student members.