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Nurse Anesthesia

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The Nurse Anesthesia Program was established in 1942 as one of the professional schools of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest’s School of Medicine. Program graduates earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in the anesthesia nursing concentration in addition to exceeding all requirements for certification. 

The program offers high-quality education and experience to a select group of professional, registered nurses to satisfy the need for competent anesthetists and to prepare graduates for a lifelong study and practice of anesthesia. 

The program strives to produce graduates who are not only expert clinicians but also ambassadors who demonstrate principles of professionalism, commitment, accountability and stewardship for the profession. 

Annual Fund  

The Nurse Anesthesia Program Annual Fund, established in 1993, provides and maintains a reliable source of annual operating support of the program. Gifts are unrestricted and are used to support students and faculty wherever the need is great, as determined by the program director and North Carolina Baptist Hospital’s vice president of operations. 

Annual Fund money has been used for library acquisitions, technology to enhance education, teaching models, scholarships, student research, tuition for special courses, hands-on workshops and seminars on professional issues. The fund also sponsors student leaders for state and national seminars and supplements student contributions for graduation ceremonies. 


Ouellette Scholarship Fund  

The scholarship fund honors the dedicated service of Sandra Maree Ouellette, ’69 NA, who served as director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program for 35 years until her retirement in 2005 and as president of the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists. During her tenure, Ouellette guided the program to several benchmark achievements, including the expansion of the clinical education base to 16 full-time clinical sites; the growth of the teaching staff to more than 40 faculty; the receipt of maximum accreditation on all reviews; and the continuation of a 100 percent pass rate on the Certification Examination. 

The Ouellette Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to nurse anesthesia students at the hospital based upon financial need, academic ability, demonstrated leadership and special talents. A scholarship may be renewed for succeeding years to a student who demonstrates continuing ability and need. 

Frances A. Frey CRNA Scholarship Fund

Frances A. Frey, CRNA, who graduated from the CRNA program in 1960, established this endowment to provide a scholarship or scholarships to students enrolled in or intending to enroll in the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia pProgram at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Ruth Warren Holleman Scholarship Fund

Mrs. Ruth Holleman established the Ruth Warren Holleman Scholarship Fund in memory of her aunt and uncle, Mary and Willie Satterwhite, and her brother, James L. Warren.  The Holleman Fund provides scholarships to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) students at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center who have demonstrated both academic and leadership abilities.

If you would like to donate to any of these funds, gifts are welcomed online. Or, you can make your check payable to the name of the fund and mail to: 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Office of Development & Alumni Affairs
P.O. Box 571021
Winston-Salem, NC  27157-1021 

Alumni News and Notes  

We want to keep up with all our alumni.  Please submit news and/or photos for use in our alumni publications to: 

Donna Chamberlain
Alumni Affairs Program Manager
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
P.O. Box 571021
Winston-Salem, NC  27157-1021

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