Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said its nurse anesthesia program is celebrating its 75 years of existence, according to a press release on the center's website.
Those graduating from the program become certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).
The program is the longest continually running nurse anesthesia program in North Carolina, the release said. So far, more than 900 students have graduated from the program, which regularly ranks on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" as one of the 10 best of its kind in the United States, the release said.
“In addition to demonstrating a passion for delivering world-class patient care, students who enroll in our program are determined to be involved in service learning and global outreach,” Michael Rieker, director of the program, said in the release. “We combine established excellence with innovative education to produce graduates who become leaders in our communities and around the world.”