Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates (NAFA), a leader in continuing education, is pleased to inform clients that all online CE offerings are designed to meet Class A and Class B credit requirements. Successful completion of NAFA offerings will be reported to the AANA and appear on your CE dashboard. Additionally, in planning CE offerings, careful consideration is given to include content congruent with the NBCRNA’s “Core Module” topical areas.
For more than 40 years, Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates (NAFA) has been a recognized leader in offering continuing education opportunities delivering the highest Quality, Value and Service available to anesthesia providers. In 2017, we launched NAFA Now to bring our cutting-edge topics and practices into an online learning platform to allow CRNAs to build their professional practice and earn CE credits towards re-certification.
All NAFA courses are designed by the doctoral academic faculty at the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia. In 1979, VCU was the first in the nation to offer a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia and post-master’s completion program for practicing CRNAs. Today, our acclaimed university in Virginia has the faculty, programs and infrastructure in place to support graduate education and research in many health care disciplines.
NAFA strives to advance the art and science of nurse anesthesia and create fertile ground for scholars, faculty and students. By choosing us for your continuing education requirements – both in person at our events and online at NAFA Now – you benefit from the most advanced research and current practices. With a portion of the profits from our training opportunities used for student scholarships, you also support future generations of nurse anesthetists.
Recognized as a committed academician and clinician, Dr. Fallacaro has served as Chairman for the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia since 1998 and is a tenured full professor. He has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and abstracts on topics related to anesthesia.
Dr. Biddle is a tenured professor and oversees the research efforts of the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia. He has served continuously as Editor-in-Chief of the AANA Journal for 25 years.
Dr. Damico is a practicing anesthetist and a 1999 alumnus of the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia. Her interests include patient safety, human simulation and the use of technology in didactic education.
Dr. Davis is a VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia alumnus and has served as a faculty member since 2005. He is a practicing anesthetist at the affiliated VCU Medical Center.
George-Gay is an assistant professor at the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia and has more than two decades of acute and critical care nursing experience. Mrs. George-Gay is an active instructor and lectures both locally and nationally on critical care topics.
Dr. Wands serves as the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia’s Director of Inter-professional Education, working collaboratively across disciplines within to improve patient safety initiatives related to anesthesia delivery.
Dr. Wright is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia and is an alumnus of the department. She has been a practicing nurse anesthetist since 2002.