For transcript requests, please send an email to including the following information [name while in the program, year graduated, name and address of facility to forward copy of transcript].   Payment ($5.00) can be made via check payable to Wake Forest Baptist Health or by credit card using the following link, Online Payments


Elena MeadowsChair
Kelly TonkinChair-Elect
Denise ClarkSecretary
Lacey Witt         Trustee
Kimberly GordonTrustee
Heather GoodwynNominating Committee
Ashlee Z. ChafinNominating Committee



Our alumni are the best, and we are proud of you! You are out there representing us well, making an impact in nurse anesthesia and taking great care of your patients. We are excited to have had six of our alumni serve as President of the AANA. Counting faculty members, 9 AANA presidents are associated with our program. To help recognize the alumni who are taking on leadership roles, we have recently established the Alumni Progressive Leadership Award. This award recognizes an up-and-coming alumnus/a who has demonstrated leadership accomplishment and the potential to continue in their development. If you know one of our alumns (or if you are an alum) who fits this bill, please make a nomination using this link:  Please note that a committee chooses the leadership award winner based upon their qualifications and achievements. You may submit more than one form for an individual if you have additional information to share, but multiple submissions are not necessary and will not increase an individual's chance of being selected.


Read some of the things alumni and employers have to say about our program:

"Yesterday, I talked with the chief CRNA at UWMC in Seattle.  As it turns out, another Baptist grad is working out there.  The chief said that if he is any indication of the types of graduates that the Baptist NAP is producing, she'd like to hire all her CRNAs from here.  It's nice to know that this program's name carries weight even on the other side of the country." 2012 graduate 

"I can’t thank you all enough for all the support and willingness to push us hard… it paid off when I sat for boards and it has paid off in beginning my new career." 2010 graduate  

"I am proud of my WFBMC education and very pleased with the outcome/education. Very pleased this was the program I chose."  2009 graduate

"I feel we have had outstanding preparation. I feel very proud when I say 'I went to Baptist'."   2005 graduate

 "Your program produces great graduates! "  Employer survey 2006

 "One of our anesthesiologists is always saying 'I want to hire somebody like you, and the way that you were trained' so I take pride in my training.  It doesn't go unnoticed." 1998 graduate

 "I want to thank you for giving me an opportunity to attend your program and giving me a new career for which I am so proud, and a new exciting life.  The intensity of these past years has helped me to become stronger and wiser and to have set high standards for education and being a role model for my children.  I am truly blessed in so many ways and have met so many wonderful people in these last two years. I am proud to be a graduate of Baptist."   2003 graduate

 “This has been an amazing journey and I truly feel blessed to have been part of it all.  I look forward to the future and what it holds.”   2007 graduate

 "Very strong, competent CRNA. Able to handle all types of case situations."    Employer survey 2006

 "This is an intense, short program. It is difficult but not impossible. I chose this program for its reputation and has lived up to what I expected. Having many different clinical locations was an asset to my education."  Student survey 2008

 "After orientation, I seemed to feel comfortable in the role of anesthesia provider.  I believe the reason for that was the excellent preparation I received from WFBMC.  Thanks to all who had a role in my education."  2007 graduate

 "The very first day of class, one of the very first things that the professor told us was that she did not want a “B anesthetist” taking care of her.  Her statement has stuck with me and it has pushed me to work harder and set higher goals for myself.  I don’t want to be just a good anesthetist, but a great one."   Student comment 2009

Giving Opportunities

One way we set our self apart from other programs is through the many nice "extra" experiences we afford to students to enrich their education. Facilitating service learning projects, mission work, and professional development through attendance at association meetings are some examples of these unique opportunities. These and many of our classroom and skills lab resources are made possible by the generosity of our alumni. And of course, our scholarship funds are very important sources of additional support for deserving students. If you are one of our many generous donors, thank you for your support. If you would like an easy method of making your tax-deductible donation, visit the alumni affairs office site here:  Make a Gift. 


Recipients of the Ruth Holleman Scholarship meet to express their appreciation to the donor. Mrs. Holleman was a graduate of the class of 1947, and generously established a scholarship which benefits multiple students each year.

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