Amanda Bracken joined AdventHealth University in July of 2020 as a full-time faculty member for the DNAP program with the responsibilities of classroom teaching, simulation training, and clinical precepting. Dr. Bracken earned an associate degree in Nursing from Cleveland State Community College, a baccalaureate in Nursing from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, a Master of Science with a focus in Nurse Anesthesia from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She has sixteen years of experience as a CRNA and four years of academic experience teaching nurse anesthesia. Dr. Bracken began her career in Knoxville, Tennessee where she provided anesthesia in an anesthesia care team model for patients with multi‐organ system diseases for various procedures including cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, and interventional radiological procedures. She moved to Georgia and provided rural anesthesia prior to pursuing a career in academia. Dr. Bracken served as assistant program director at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee for three years and was a SRNA clinical preceptor in an independent CRNA practice at a private plastic surgery center in Knoxville, Tennessee. When Dr. Bracken is not working, she enjoys boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities.