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Doctorial Paper


American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Suncoast Organization of Nurse Executives

Golden Key International Honour Society


Kay Sackett

Rafael Salinas

Leonard P. Nyland

Philospohy of Education

Benjamin Franklin stated, "If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the highest return”.  Earning a Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner provides a level of satisfaction and security through accomplishment and opportunity; satisfaction in the ability to serve others, and security through an achievement that cannot be seized or challenge by another’s ill intent or envy. In October of 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) deliberated and concluded the complexity of the nation’s healthcare system merited a change in standard. The AACN, by the year 2015, will require all advance care nurses to earn a degree at the doctoral level.  The American Association of Nurse Anesthetist (AANA) followed suit and stated, by 2025 all Nurse Anesthetist graduates must earn a doctorate.   

In pursuit of personal goals and professional requirements, the decision was made to complete the Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Alabama.  The DNP degree is a substantial academic achievement and will offer the opportunity to seek placement as a Professor of Anesthesia.  The nations aging population and demands on the healthcare system have created an anesthesia personnel shortage.  The average age of the current CRNA is 48.5 years.  Inclusive of the personal and professional benefits, is the desire to train new CRNAs and have a positive impact on the students, and the patients for which they care.

Work experience

Feb 2010Present

Nurse Anesthetist

Sarasota Anesthesiologist, PA
Feb 2005Feb 2008

Staff RN

Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit/ Open Heart Recovery Unit

Feb 1998Dec 1998

Procedural Coder

Heart Center of Sarasota



Letters of Support

Case Counts/ Clincal Hours


Aug 2010Present

Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner

University of Alabama
Aug 2008Dec 2010

Masters of Science in Nursing

University of South Florida
Aug 2005May 2007

Bachelor of Science

University of South Florida

Magna Cum Laude

Aug 2003Dec 2005

Associate in Science

Manatee Community College

Cum Laude


Aug 2013Aug 2015

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Apr 2013Apr 2015

Advance Registered Nurse Practitoner

Florida State Board of Nursing
Jan 2012Jan 2014

Advance Cardiac Life Support Provider

American Heart Association
Jan 2012Jan 2014

Pediatric Advance Life Support Provider

American Heart Association
Jan 2012Jan 2014

Basic Life Support Provider

American Heart Association