Wanda O. Wilson, PhD, MSN, CRNA

In December 2009, Wanda O. Wilson, PhD, MSN, CRNA, became the seventh Executive Director of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.   Previously, she was the Program Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Major and Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing as well as Assistant Director of anesthesia services at the University Hospital. Her clinical anesthesia practice was conducted at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Our Lady of Mercy Hospital Anderson in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Wilson received her BS, BSN, and MSN, as well as a PhD in nursing science and medical physiology from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She has participated in the AANA Journal Fellowship Program, the AANA Foundation Clinical Research Scholars Program, the AANA Advanced Clinical Research Scholars Program, and the first AANA Management Development Program at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois.  She has also served on multiple Ohio state association, AANA Foundation and AANA committees.

She is a past president of the Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists.  She served as Region 6 Director on the AANA Board, AANA Treasurer, AANA Vice President, AANA President-Elect, and AANA President.