Happy New Year from Me to You!

Happy New Year! I apologize, I intended to post this last week as more of a Merry Christmas greeting but relaxing on vacation got the better of me. I wanted to write a quick note to wish you all an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. I hope that as the holidays come to a close this week you have spent some precious time with friends and family and have truly been able to enjoy the season.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement this past year. Your kind words and participation in the MidlevelU community do not go unnoticed and I appreciate each and every one of you. MidlevelU would not be possible without you. 

2014 was a big year for my husband Alex and I. We traveled to India and skied in Colorado, not to mention made numerous trips to New York City for Fox News shoots (and a little Italian food). Most of all we worked our behinds off in the best possible way. Here's a glimpse into our year together (note: I never claimed this to be a photography blog). 

I hope you and your family had a fun and eventful 2014 as well. Here's to an even better year to come!

Happy New Year! 




Please do not use the offensive term, "midlevel provider" for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA). When I am in the operating room or labor and delivery deck or in some off-site location administering safe anesthesia or sedation, I am NOT a mid-level anything.

As a former AANA president, I fought for Medicare Direct Reimbursement for CRNAs, have lobbied for nonrestrictive language for nurse anesthetists and testified in many courtrooms to the standard of care of CRNAs.

I refuse to let anyone or any organization define my profession. It is defined everyday by outstanding CRNA practitioners, educators and especially members of the military who do battlefield anesthesia.

Certainly you have the right to call your website whatever you want, but please do not include me and other nurse anesthetists in your banter.

Jan Mannino