To The VTANA,
I would like to send my sincerest thank you for sponsoring me to attend the Mid-Year Assembly in Washington, DC. It was an eye opening experience to see our organization in action, and the legislative process. This meeting allowed me to see why being a member of the AANA is so important to continue to protect and improve all aspects of CRNA practice in the United States. Meeting nurse anesthetists and student nurse anesthetists from across the country, and joining our voices together on Capitol Hill made me feel proud and honored to be a member of the AANA. Meeting the legislators was an amazing experience, and it was fascinating to learn what our PAC is doing for our profession at the national level. It was also very interesting to hear the different issues that are facing states in our region. The networking, and education received on this trip will be valuable to me for the rest of my career. I am looking forward to attending this meeting in the future, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity that was given to me.
Sarah Toczylowski, SRNA
Hospital of St. Raphael School of Nurse Anesthesia
New Haven, CT