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Ann Squire, BSN ′87, DNP Anesthesia ′97

On December 5, 2017, Ann Squire wrote:

My name is Ann Ryden Squire. I graduated with a BSN in December of 1987. I then worked in various capacities as a staff nurse over the next six years before applying and being accepted into the first CRNA class at the University of Iowa. There were just five of us who completed the 2-1/2-year curriculum and we graduated in the spring of 1997. The other students/graduates were Valarie McKinley, Tara Salrin Glasgow, Jenny Crownhart and Shannon Pecka. It’s hard to believe we are celebrating 20 years as CRNAs this year!

I currently am employed by Anesthesia Associates of Kansas City and work at Menorah Medical Center as well as the Mid America Surgery Institute In Overland Park, KS. I have fond memories of graduate school at the University of Iowa. The knowledge and experience I gained both in the College of Nursing and through the Department of Anesthesia has been paramount to my success as a CRNA over the past 20 years. I would like to thank the many “founders” of this program. It has been a career I have enjoyed for 20 years and I am so thankful I had the opportunity to be a part of the excellent program at the University of Iowa. 

You are all well-known and respected as one of the top CRNA programs in the Midwest. 

Thank you!