Two nurse anesthesia students from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College were acknowledged for their leadership skills and depth of knowledge at the 2018 American Association of Nursing Anesthetists (AANA) Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress.
Bradley Uding received the AANA’s prestigious American Student Excellence Award, an annual honor given to a nurse anesthesia student who demonstrates excellence in leadership, scholarship and service. “I am very honored to have received this great award. I would not have been a contender without the opportunities and support I’ve received from Goldfarb and Washington University’s Department of Anesthesiology and its faculty,” said Uding.
Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN, nurse anesthesia program director and professor at Goldfarb, nominated Uding for the award. “I am so happy that Brad received this award. He is an amazing student with great leadership skills. He is very dedicated to the nurse anesthesia profession and will be a great CRNA leader,” Henrichs noted.
Craig Schadler, also a nurse anesthesia student at Goldfarb, participated in the 2018 AANA Anesthesia College Bowl. In the competition, six teams of students played against each other, answering questions about anesthesia. The winning team then faced off against a team of six CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetist) professionals to determine the ultimate winner of the College Bowl.
Henrichs said the AANA meeting gave her yet another opportunity to appreciate the caliber of students attending Goldfarb. “Our students never cease to amaze me. They work so hard in the classroom, in the simulation lab and in the clinical area. They truly are the nurse leaders of our future, and we are very proud of each of them.”
The 2018 AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress was held September 21 - 25 in Boston.