Mitchell Named Fellow of American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

June 21, 2024

Baltimore, Md.Retired COL. Jacqueline C. Mitchell, MS ’07, CRNA, FAANA, director of clinical education in the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia specialty, has been selected for induction as a 2024 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA). She will be inducted during AANA’s Annual Congress in San Diego on Aug. 3. 

As a Fellow of the AANA, she is recognized as one of the most accomplished leaders in the nurse anesthesia profession. Earning the FAANA designation is a major career achievement that opens doors for certified registered nurse anesthetists as practitioners, educators, researchers, and advocates for the profession. The FAANA designation communicates a commitment to excellence, and acceptance criteria include contributions that have made a sustainable impact in the areas of clinical practice, education, research, and professional advocacy.

“Being recognized is exciting and a humbling experience. It is a gift of inspiration to keep moving the profession forward,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell joined the UMSON faculty as a clinical instructor in 2009. In her present role, she has oversight responsibility for 25 clinical rotation sites. Additionally, she lectures in several anesthesia practicum courses and works with students in simulation lab activities, workshop exercises, and competency sessions.

Mitchell retired as Colonel from the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in 2021. She served in the military for 30 years in a variety of clinical and command leadership assignments and deployments, including four years of active duty and 26 years of Reserve time.

Mitchell most recently served at the U.S. Army Medical Command in Texas as a nurse methods analyst, Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee. In this role, she was responsible for developing, analyzing, revising, and staffing organizational policies, standards, and practices related to health care delivery for medical specialties and nursing specialties across all Army components, including Reserve Component clinical issues.

Mitchell earned her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia and Certificate in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions from UMSON, a Master of Science in Exercise Fitness and Health Promotion from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the City College of New York. She is working toward a PhD in Nursing at UMSON, anticipating completion this December. 

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