44 minutes | Oct 22nd 2020

Ep 99: Courage to Lead – 2011-12 AANA President Debra Malina, CRNA, MBA, DNSc

Nearly 10 years ago, the NBCRNA introduced the Continued Professional Certification program much to the surprise of many people in the profession. That announcement came just a few days before former AANA president Debra Malina, CRNA, MBA, DNSc, took office, and it led to many difficult discussions and decisions. Join us as we take you back to 2011-12 and into those meetings, and then find out what Malina remembers most about her time leading the organization.


Read more and get additional resources here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/courage-to-lead-2011-12-aana-president-debra-malina-crna-mba-dnsc/2687/ 


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 show: 

3:00 – Introducing our special guest today

4:57 – Her history in nursing

6:14 – The challenges of her presidency started with NBCRNA and CPC

15:09 – Fallout from the CPC program

16:34 – Another thing they looked at was cutting expenses

21:18 – Helping fund Council on Accreditation

24:53 – Reimbursement advocacy

26:58 – Article written an anesthesiologist in March 2012

31:02 – What happened with removing supervision during her term.

32:42 – Supervision win for Air Force

36:33 – Most important leadership lessons learned

38:53 – Her final message for younger CRNAs


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