Rachel Nall, MSN, CRNA Education: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Expertise: Anesthesia for surgical procedures and special populations Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at a Level I Trauma CenterAssistant Professor and Simulationist at the University of Tennessee-ChattanoogaMom of twoMember of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, and Tennessee Nurse's Association Experience Rachel Nall began her freelance medical writing career in 2004 and is a former Group Editor at a healthcare custom publishing company. She pursued a nursing degree in 2013 to fulfill her mission to provide compassionate and quality care, and she found was able to combine her love of writing and educating patients. Her nursing and writing careers have taken her on many paths, including cardiac critical care nursing and earning her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in nurse anesthesia in 2018. She has also served as a research assistant on the Get Healthy Project, a multi-million dollar grant at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga supporting the severely and persistently mentally ill.Rachel works as a CRNA where she provides anesthesia care across the lifespan, including pediatric anesthesia, with a primary focus on orthopedic anesthesia. She is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, where she is the Simulation Coordinator for the nurse anesthesia program. Rachel loves teaching, whether it's in-person or through her writing. I love to demystify complicated healthcare topics and provide actionable steps readers can take to improve their health. Education Rachel has a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at a Level I Trauma Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She conducts research regarding anesthesia patient safety and nurse and student wellness and is a recipient of a research grant from the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiologists and the University of Tennessee. Her doctoral project focused on mental health for nurse anesthesia providers, where she implemented an educational resource program regarding Second Victim and CRNAs at her clinical practice. About Health Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.