SRNA Support

The VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia recognizes and thanks the many individuals and organizations that provide career development and financial support for our student cohorts.


  • Donates equipment and technology to VCU Nurse Anesthesia distances sites at four locations across Virginia
    • Outfitted third-year and specialty-area students recently with 65 Butterfly IQs, which are portable ultrasound probes that connect to mobile devices; the nearly $165,000 gift allows for guided procedures and advanced diagnostics at the patient’s bedside
  • Invites students to give podium presentations to disseminate their doctoral evidence-based research at national NAFA conferences
  • Funds travel and registration costs for SRNAs to attend NAFA and other specialty conferences, which provide additional learning and networking opportunities with future employers and peers
  • Invites SRNAs to serve as live models and assistants in ultrasound workshops to demonstrate the latest techniques and best practices taught at VCU while reinforcing their learning
Using a Butterfly IQ to perform an ultrasound on forearm

VCU Nurse Anesthesia Faculty

  • Lead conference content development and secure expert speakers that inform their teaching and align course content with the latest practice protocols

Expert Speakers

  • Donate event honoraria to cover VCU SRNA travel and registration costs at national conferences

We extend special thanks to these field leaders for their generosity.

  • Catherine Cooper, MD, 2023
  • Hernando de Soto, MD, 2023
  • Michael D. Fallacaro, PhD, CRNA, FAAN, FAANA, 2023
  • G. Mantovani Gay, MD, 2023
  • Tom Kwasigroch, PhD, 2023
  • Jane Long, EdD, CPC, DASSM, 2024
  • Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA, FAAN, 2023
  • Janet Setnor, MSN, CRNA, Col. (Ret), USAFR, NC, 2023
  • Jerrol “Jay” Wallace, DNP, CRNA, CAPT, USN, NC, FAANA, 2024

CRNA Community

  • Choose NAFA for varied continuing education opportunities, so we can reinvest your CE dollars into student experiences, groundbreaking research and patient safety innovations.
  • Donate to the VCU Nurse Anesthesia NAFA Fund