Two UArizona Nursing Faculty to be Inducted into American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Aug. 4, 2023

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Kristie Hoch, DNP, CRNA, James Richard Reed, DNP, MSN, BSN

The University of Arizona College of Nursing is proud to announce that two of its DNP-Nurse Anesthesia program faculty, Kristie Hoch, DNP, CRNA, and James Richard Reed, DNP, MSN, BSN, have been selected as candidates for induction as 2023 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA).

They will join a group of leaders whose achievements and enduring contributions have had a meaningful and lasting impact on the nurse anesthesia profession and the role of CRNAs. The Fellows of the AANA (FAANA) designation distinguishes certified registered nurse anesthetists as being the premier anesthesia provider with a high level of skills, training, experience, achievement, and professional standards. The FAANA designation represents a commitment to quality, professional development, and continued education ensuring that FAANA designees stand apart from other providers. 

"It is an honor to be inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology later this month," Dr. Hoch said. "As a CRNA, I have dedicated my career to the advancement in practice of nurse anesthesiology to assure two important things: patient safety and access to care. Beginning with the Civil war, CRNAs have been where we are needed the most. As a program administrator and educator, I continue this strong tradition by preparing graduates to do the same. It is humbling to know I join visionaries, leaders, and others who have made significant and lasting contributions to nurse anesthesiology."

The 2023 Fellows Induction will take place during the AANA Foundation, Fellows, & VIP Luncheon on Saturday, August 19, 2023.