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Chad Hinton

Chad Hinton

I am a graduate of Bethel College class of 2001 from the BSN program. In 2005 I went back to school to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) graduating in 2007 from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a MSN and certificate in anesthesia. I first became interested in becoming a CRNA because my uncle was a CRNA and when I started nursing school I did so with the idea of eventually becoming a CRNA. This was one of the reasons that I choose the BSN program at Bethel College. Most schools have specific requirements for your undergrad so this was a important consideration for me. More information on program requirements can be found at www.aana.com for anyone interested but in general include a BSN and a RN license as well as a minimum of a year of acute care experience. The role of the CRNA includes performing a preoperative assessment and formulating a anesthetic plan as well as preoperative teaching. During the intraoperative period the CRNA must initiate and maintain the anesthetic which includes providing for analgesia, amnesia, and hemodynamic stability. During the postoperative period the CRNA must oversee the recovery of the patient as well as perform a postoperative evaluation. What I find most rewarding is that God has blessed me to have the ability to serve others through my role as a CRNA. I believe that I have been blessed in order to be a blessing to the nations. I have had opportunities to be used by God in India, Rwanda, and Hati and consider it a privilege that I can be used to show the love of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.