MTSA’s Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship gains momentum

MTSA’s Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship is off to a great start, according to its director, Bill Johnson. The first cohort totaling 14 fellows recently began the 12-month curriculum.

The following clinical sites are now part of the program:

  • NorthCrest Medical Center, Springfield, TN
  • Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN
  • Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony, Oklahoma City

The objective of the Fellowship—a partnership between the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and MTSA, as well as a component of the Pain Management Curriculum—is to advance the knowledge and skills of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in acute surgical pain management and prepare them to help meet the growing need for this evidence-based approach in the United States.

The application period for the second cohort will be open Oct. 1 – Dec. 1, and interviews will take place in December. Classes will begin in January 2018. For more information, visit www.mtsa/fellowship.

About Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

Founded in 1950, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) provides graduate-level education and training of nurse anesthetists in a Christian environment born of its Seventh-day Adventist heritage. MTSA is the only independent, fully accredited anesthesia institution of its kind in the nation, instilling excellence through innovative and diverse clinical experience. More than 75% of Middle Tennesseans having surgery entrust their lives to its graduates on a daily basis. A leader in academic, clinical and professional distinction, MTSA is responsive to the needs of its constituents, providing affordable graduate education for students from diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit or call (888) 353-MTSA.

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Jeff Krinks, Prufrock Communications
(615) 478-0267

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