The Luther College Career Center, the Luther Student Nurse's Association (LSNA) and the nursing department provided students the opportunity to hear nursing alumnus Mike Anderson speak on the "History of Anesthesia" on Monday, February 13th. Mike was also able to get involved in the senior clinical simulation lab, assisting students on the tracheal intubation procedure.
Mike is a 1999 Nursing graduate from Luther College who went on to receive his MSN from Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve University in 2008. He has been a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at the University of Iowa since 2008. He's now a clinical professor and clinical coordinator at the University of Iowa for the nurse anesthesia program.
Over 80% of anesthesia in this country is delivered by nurse anesthetists! Luther has many graduates who have gone on to become CRNA's and many students interested in this nursing specialty.
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