By Laura Lesley
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing two-time alumna Heather Rankin, DNP, CRNA, has been elected Vice President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), the professional association representing nearly 53,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists nationwide.
Rankin’s one-year term begins during the AANA 2019 Annual Congress in August. Prior to becoming Vice President, she will conclude her one-year elected term as treasurer of the organization. She has also served the AANA as a regional director and chair of numerous committees and task forces.
Rankin served as president of the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 2010-2011. She works full time as a CRNA at Children’s of Alabama.