Villanova, PA, March 19, 2010 — Bette M. Wildgust, MSN, MS, CRNA, is the newest member of the State Board of Nursing of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Wildgust was nominated by Governor Edward G. Rendell and approved by the Senate on March 16th. She is a certified nurse anesthetist and clinical associate professor who is program director for the Villanova University College of Nursing-Crozer Chester Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia. This is Wildgust’s first six-year term on the Board.
Wildgust has over 30 years experience in teaching nurse anesthesia students and the administration of anesthesia programs. She started her career as a program director 1979 when she began the first nurse anesthesia program at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, N.J. Her commitment to the profession of nurse anesthesia and to the advancement of educational standards that further the art and science of anesthesiology and result in better patient care has been recognized with the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists (PANA) Didactic Instructor of the Year Award and the PANA Program Director of the Year Award.
The State Board of Nursing, based in Harrisburg, establishes rules and regulations for the licensure and practice of professional and practical nursing in the Commonwealth and provides for the examination of all applicants. The College of Nursing is approved by the State Board of Nursing of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.