Rieker Elected Secretary-Treasurer of National Board

December 3, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Michael Rieker, DNP, CRNA, director of the Nurse Anesthesia program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).

After previously serving as secretary-treasurer for the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists, Rieker was promoted to manage the finances of the parent organization at the fall meeting of the NBCRNA.

“Our certification program is undergoing growth and improvement to remain on the leading edge of competency assurance,” said Rieker. “It is an exciting time to serve on the leadership team of the NBCRNA.”

The NBCRNA is a national board whose primary purpose is to protect the public by establishing the qualifications and standards for nurse anesthesia practice. The NBCRNA is responsible for formulating and administering the National Certification Examination for more than 2,000 nurse anesthetists annually, and for recertifying the nation’s 40,000 nurse anesthetists on an ongoing basis.

Rieker earned his Bachelor of Science in nursing at Pennsylvania State University. He completed a Master of Science in nurse anesthesia and doctorate of nursing practice with emphasis on business and leadership in health care at Rush University.  

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