The nurse anesthesia program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is one of an elite minority of CRNA programs that are housed in a school of medicine. But it is our people – alumni, faculty, staff and students – who make our program truly special.

For over 75 years, the nurse anesthesia program has been highly regarded for the exceptional quality of our graduates, as well as for retaining faculty of outstanding achievement and recognition, nationally and internationally. Alumni gifts provide crucial support for the educational experience that has set our renowned standard for compassionate and collaborative patient care.

Your contribution to the program is an investment in the boundless potential of our students. You are helping us inspire today’s talented students to become tomorrow’s leaders in the field. 

Nurse Anesthesia Fund

Alumni gifts to the Nurse Anesthesia Fund make it possible for us to continue to offer students the finest educational opportunities available, including experiences that enrich their education, from service learning projects to attendance at association meetings. 

Your gift will offer much-needed financial assistance for our efforts to recruit and retain the best and brightest students through student loans and scholarship support. The Nurse Anesthesia fund also provides resources for the incorporation of new technologies into our curriculum, allow us to provide the best available training to future generations of CRNAs.

Nurse Anesthesia Global Fund

Gifts from alumni to the Nurse Anesthesia Global Fund help our program to continue to grow. As many as 90 percent of Nurse Anesthesia students pursue international experiences in North and South America, Africa and Asia. In 2012, Wake Forest Baptist Health’s global health program became the first program in the United States to be accredited by the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists.

Your gift allows our students to enhance their training experience while providing compassionate and collaborative care both at home and abroad.