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GPNA honored by Fort Worth City Council for its impact in medicine

01.22.2019 | By:
Group photo of GPNA students and faculty, including President Slabach and Dean Heidi Taylor after

Fort Worth City Council made a proclamation in honor of National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) Week and Texas Wesleyan’s contributions to the field during its weekly meeting on Jan. 15.

“Whereas the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are essential to America’s healthcare system, providing high-quality, cost-effective anesthesia care for more than 150 years,” said the proclamation, as read by Dennis Shingleton, City Council member. “Whereas Fort Worth is a center for CRNA education and training … including the largest graduate nurse anesthetist program in the United States at Texas Wesleyan University.”

Texas Wesleyan’s Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia trains students to be independent practitioners, taught by expert professors who communicate with them directly, no matter where they are taking classes. Our new CRNAs have a 100 percent employment rate within six months of passing the National Certification Exam.

“Nurse anesthetists serve a critical role in medicine, and in turn, the health of countless patients,” said Frederick G. Slabach, president of Texas Wesleyan University. “The expert faculty and talented staff at GPNA work tirelessly every day to make sure our students are ready to become CRNAs or DNAPs (Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice) as soon as they graduate. We join the City of Fort Worth in recognizing our GPNA program and nurse anesthetists everywhere for their invaluable work.”

The faculty and staff of Texas Wesleyan University Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia are responsible for setting students on the path to a successful career in nurse anesthesia. Texas Wesleyan is proud to honor GPNA faculty and staff as part of the AANA’s National CRNA Week Jan. 20-26.