Prof. Golinski voted to national board certifying nurse anesthetists
The National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) has voted to its board Mary Golinski, PhD, CRNA, assistant professor-clinical, Nurse Anesthesia, Department of Health Care Sciences..
“I am thrilled,” said Golinski, who is serving in the seat of practitioner. “It is going to be a ton of work and the seat is mine for three years.”
In response to the announcement, Howard J. Normile, associate dean for health sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, said, “This is a significant leadership achievement. It means Mary and our Nurse Anesthesia program will play a major role in ensuring that nurse anesthetists maintain the scope and standards of care established for the profession.”
Earlier in the year, the NBCRNA put a call out for interested Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) to apply for two open positions on the board of directors. Golinski described the process as including completion of a lengthy application form, statement of her qualifications for the position, references, and an interview with the NBCRNA nominating committee. “I understand I had quite stiff competition from key leaders within the profession,” she said.
Golinski joined the faculty of the Nurse Anesthesia program in 1997 as adjunct faculty in clinical and didactic instruction and in 2001 was appointed assistant professor-clinical. She also is chief CRNA at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. Golinski earned a doctorate in 2003, majoring in educational evaluation and research from the WSU College of Education.
The NBCRNA is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the state of Illinois. It consists of two councils - the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists and the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. Its vision is to be recognized as the leader in advanced practice nurse credentialing.
The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, one of the founding colleges of Wayne State University, is committed to advancing the health and well-being of society through the preparation of highly skilled health care practitioners, and through research to improve health care practices and treatment from the urban to the global level.
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students.
Contact: Kathleen J. Karas, APR