Date of Award

Spring 5-4-2018

Document Type

DNP Project

Project Team Faculty Member

Andrew Griffin

Project Team Faculty Member

Mary Zerlan

Project Team Faculty Member

Rebecca Collier


Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, cost effective care, electronic communication, patient safety, political advocacy, mobile application


Patient advocacy is a primary role of the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). While engaged in the legislative process, CRNAs have failed to materialize significant gains in political potency on a national scale. This project involved the development of prototype software for mobile communication devices to augment the CRNA community’s ability to advocate for patients in the healthcare policy arenas. After a demonstration of the software to key leaders of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), an anonymous survey was distributed to the AANA executive administrators. All six executives in attendance for the demonstration of the software completed and returned a qualitative survey. The survey was designed for a critique of the developed software. The results of the survey conveyed a strong interest in the prototype and a plan for further development of the software. Several functions of the software were regarded by the AANA executives as essentials for future iterations of the application.

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