Tag: Dwayne Accardo

UTHSC Nurse Anesthesia Concentration Class of 2019 Achieves 100% First-Time Board Pass Rate


The UTHSC Nurse Anesthesia Concentration Class of 2019 in the UTHSC College of Nursing achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Certification Exam. The National Certification Exam (NCE), administered by the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), is required to practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. “It’s quite… Read More

CRNA Concentration Grows as Attractive, Affordable Option


The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) concentration is available at UTHSC through the College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and continues to grow. Fifty-eight students are now enrolled in the nurse anesthesia concentration. “The CRNA profession is very valuable,” said Dwayne Accardo, DNP, CRNA, program director of the CON’s nurse anesthesia concentration.… Read More

Wilkinson Awarded Top Honors At American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Conference


Third-year Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student Sara Wilkinson took home top honors at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) annual conference in Seattle. Wilkinson was the winner in three categories: the Student of Excellence Award, the Dean and Fred Hayden Memorial National Scholarship, and the AANA poster competition. The AANA has a membership… Read More