President Hulin named to National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice

MTSA President Chris Hulin has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP), which advises the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as Congress, on policy issues related to nursing.

Hulin is one of only 23 appointed to the panel, including university faculty, government officials, and healthcare and insurance executives. A majority of the group’s members are nurses.

“As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), I’m honored to be appointed to NACNEP,” Hulin said. “But more importantly, I’m excited that MTSA has a seat at the table on issues of national importance in our field. It shows that we continue to lead the country in nurse anesthesia education.”

NACNEP advises and makes recommendations to the HHS Secretary and Congress on policy matters in connection with Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act, including a range of issues relating to the nurse workforce, nursing education and nursing practice improvement. The panel’s efforts provide guidance on legislation and general regulations.

The group has responsibility for a wide range of activities in support of nursing education and practice which include:

  • Enhancement of the composition of the nursing workforce
  • Improvement of the distribution and utilization of nurses to meet the health needs of the nation
  • Expansion of the knowledge, skills and capabilities of nurses to enhance the quality of nursing practice
  • Development and dissemination of improved models of organization, financing and delivery of nursing services
  • Promotion of interdisciplinary approaches to the delivery of health services particularly in the context of public health and primary care

“I look forward to lending my voice on a national level on behalf of nurse anesthetists. With so many new developments in our field—as well as unique challenges that can have a significant impact on patient care—I’m eager to share policy ideas that advance the practice and bring about positive change in our healthcare system,” Hulin said.

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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