47 minutes | Jan 14th 2021

Ep 111: Finally! Two South Dakota CRNAs Elected to State Legislatures

While there’s plenty we want to forget about 2020, there was also a bit of history we want to spotlight. Sydney Davis, CRNA, and Taylor Rehfeldt, CRNA, became the first two CRNAs to be elected to a state legislature during the November 3 general election in South Dakota. Join us as we celebrate their story, find out why they pursued office, and learn about the issues they’re focusing on. 

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-111-finally-two-south-dakota-crnas-elected-to-state-legislatures/2769/ 

 

Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

4:23 – Welcoming our special guests today

8:34 – Did they plan for this career in politics?

9:31 – Background on the election

13:54 – Innovative ways to campaign

15:51 – What made them go down this path?

21:33 – How much money was raised?

24:21 – Did the anesthesiologists come after you?

26:25 – Marketing as a nurse vs nurse anesthetist

29:02 – Why women and moms should run for office

30:47 – How has your family handled this?

36:19 – The issues Taylor wants to tackle

39:57 – Did being a nurse help your campaigns?

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