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Durbin Named Fellow of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Terrica Durbin, interim assistant dean of graduate programs, and DNP program chair at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing was recently selected as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).

The Fellows of the AANA (FAANA) designation distinguishes certified registered nurse anesthetists as being the premier anesthesia provider with a high level of skills, training, experience, achievement, and professional standards. The FAANA designation represents a commitment to quality, professional development, and continued education ensuring that FAANA designees stand apart from other providers.

“I am humbled and honored to have been selected for the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists,” said Durbin. “The Fellows program will serve to highlight and elevate the scholarly and creative work of nurse anesthetists across the country.”

Durbin earned an MSN in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a DNP in Acute Care Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Durbin teaches in the DNP Program and the Nurse Anesthesia concentration at the University of Tennessee. Her research interests are diversity in nursing and nurse anesthesia, design thinking and nursing, and cultural competence in nurse anesthesia.

The 2021 Fellows Induction Ceremony Luncheon will take place on Saturday, August 14, 2021, during the AANA Annual Congress in Austin, TX.



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