Jan 3, 2020
In this episode, we're exploring the continuation of nursing
competency. As nurses, the continual development of our
competence is vital to our patients, our colleagues, and our own
personal career growth.
John C Preston, DNSc, CRNA, FNAP, APRN is the Chief Credentialing Officer for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), located in Chicago, IL. Dr. Preston has been active in nurse anesthesia accreditation, education and regulation for over 20 years. His previous career accomplishments include APRN Representative to the Tennessee Board of Nursing, graduate director for the nurse anesthesia program at the University of Tennessee, Chair of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and Senior Director for Education and Professional Development with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He has been a registered nurse for 31-years and a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist since 1994.
Alissa Brown, BSN, MSN, RN, FNE is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master’s degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair-weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game. Alissa is looking forward to conversations together on this AMSN podcast!