Wilbanks receives two AANA fellowship awards

Palmer Carrier, CNA Insurance doctoral fellowships provide $10,000 in education support

Wilbanks Bryan 2Bryan Wilbanks, DNP, CRNA, PhD student and adjunct instructor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, has received two prestigious fellowship awards from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).

At a recent awards dinner at the AANA 2015 Nurse Anesthesia Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Wilbanks was recognized as the recipient of the CRNA Palmer Carrier Doctoral Fellowship and the CNA Insurance Doctoral Fellowship and the accompanying $10,000 in funding ($5,000 for each fellowship.) He was the only individual to win two of the nine total AANA fellowships presented this year. The Palmer Carrier Doctoral Fellowship was created in the 1970s to honor a nurse anesthetist, researcher and long-time AANA board member. It supports PhD candidates who have a long-term goal to maintain a leadership role in education or research, are actively involved in the profession of nurse anesthesia, demonstrate a commitment to further the profession and have completed over half the credits necessary for graduation.

The CNA Insurance Doctoral Fellowship is awarded as a collaboration between the AANA and the current provider of malpractice insurance it promotes. The CNA fellowship supports anesthesia-related research. For both fellowships, Wilbanks’ research title was “The Effect of Data-entry Template Design and Anesthesia Provider Workload on Workflow Efficiency, Accuracy and Completeness of Anesthesia Documentation, and User-satisfaction.” In 2015, Wilbanks was also awarded a $2,500 scholarship from CertifiedBackground.com and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and for each of the last two years has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Alabama Board of Nursing.

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