Fall 2023 Newsletter

Greetings from Nurse Anesthesia

From Dr. James Sperle, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director

Being a large rural state, North Dakota inherently faces challenges in delivering anesthesia services to its residents and visitors. The shortage of CRNAs in our state highlights the role of our program in meeting the healthcare needs of the people of ND. >> READ MORE

Opportunities abound around the World

In a remarkable journey spanning across continents, John Mundy, CRNA, DNP ‘00, recently shared his and his wife Arlee’s (CRNA ‘08) inspiring story as graduates of the University of North Dakota’s Nurse Anesthesia program.


Alumni & Friends Support

We want to thank those alumni and friends who have given back to the University of North Dakota Nurse Anesthesia Program.

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Airway workshop with Dr. Jennifer Harrison
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AANA Annual Congress

Ashley Souders ‘24, UND Nurse Anesthesia student, shares her experience attending Nurse Anesthesia’s largest event.


Nurse Anesthesia alum explores political process

Sarah Nell, DNP, APRN-CRNA Nurse Anesthesia Class of 2023, shares her perspective from the mid-year assembly.


Alumni Q&A | Tammy Hoganson

Tammy Hoganson, CRNA, a 2005 graduate of the University of North Dakota’s Nurse Anesthesia Program, has been a nurse for 32 years.


Updated Classroom Space

Over the summer, our “anesthesia classroom” received a facelift. The renovation included expanding the size of the classroom and workspace for faculty and students, additional storage space, and updated audio and visual equipment.
Dr. Kevin Buettner, center, was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing Fellows.

American Academy of Nursing Inducts Dr. Kevin Buettner

The 2023 Class of Fellows represents nursing’s positive impact through representation in various roles and settings, from governmental positions to executive and entrepreneurial leadership in practice, non-profits, and academia.

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L-R: Page Mark ’23, Justine Yurtzenka ’23 and Emilee Olson ’23 provided a simulation experience for conference attendees titled: LAST High-Fidelity Simulation for Perioperative Professionals

Simulation in Motion for CRNA students

Each spring, UND Nurse Anesthesia Students present their DNP Scholarly Projects at the North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists annual spring meeting in Fargo, ND. At this year’s meeting, three UND students partnered with SIM-ND which provides on-site training to medical providers across North Dakota to disseminate their scholarly project.
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