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The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has selected John Bing, BSN, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Clarksville, MD, to serve as a Fellow. Bing is joining more than 2,600 nursing professionals who have been selected as AAN Fellows since the academy was established in 1973. Of those 2,600, fewer than 50 are CRNAs. Bing is one of three CRNAs being inducted into the AAN Class of 2019 Fellows.
Bing is the president of J. Bing and Associates Anesthesia Services and an independent CRNA contractor for West End Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC. He has also been president of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program (DNAMP) for the past 10 years. The mission of the DNAMP is to inform, empower, and mentor the underrepresented population’s entry into the nurse anesthesia profession.
Bing tells prnewswire.com, ”It is an honor and a privilege to be selected to the academy, both for me personally and for the profession of nurse anesthesia. I look forward to learning many new things and partnering with my nursing colleagues to continue to move the nursing profession forward. Diversity (racial/ethnic) has been diluted down as a feel good proposition and has long been tolerated, not celebrated. The time has come when we must embrace this coming change and make measurable results in this new 21st Century health arena.”
Over the course of his career, Bing has been a two-time president of the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA), provided testimony before the Maryland State Legislature, been appointed by the governor to the Maryland State Board of Nursing, and hosted a month-long internship regarding professionalism in nursing for nursing students at Coppin State University. He is also a sought-after lecturer on topics ranging from office-based anesthesia to diversity and the namesake of an endowed scholarship at the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing.
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