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USM Nursing Professor to Deliver Keynote Address at Korean Forum

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 21:21pm | By: Van Arnold

Dr. Michong RaybornDr. Michong Rayborn, assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, has been invited to give the keynote address at an International Forum set for Oct. 23 before the Republic of Korea’s National Assembly.

Rayborn’s address will summarize the results of studies that she conducted with colleagues in South Korea regarding nurse anesthesia practice in that country. She is a member of the Korean Association of Nurse Anesthetists and serves as a senior consultant to that organization.

The Forum will provide participants with an opportunity to exchange the latest information and encourage debate on “Establishing the System of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).” It will also include high-quality instructional lectures and sessions featuring contributions by outstanding speakers from relevant fields of expertise.

This marks Rayborn’s first time to formally address a national assembly as a keynote speaker, although she has spoken to international organizations previously as an invited podium speaker.

“I am excited for the opportunity to speak before the Korean National Assembly. I hope to influence the lawmakers to take action to strengthen the practice by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists in Korea,” she said. “I especially hope to influence laws to protect nurses involved in anesthesia practice and to encourage more universities to implement educational programs for CRNAs.”

Rayborn has been a member of the USM nursing faculty for five years. She teaches doctoral students enrolled in the University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program. A Korean native, Rayborn moved to the United States in 1981 and ultimately became a naturalized citizen. Her mother, two brothers, and two sisters still live in South Korea.

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