Posted on Aug 10, 2016

CRNA honors USF alums with Proud Bull award

CRNA honors USF alums with Proud Bull award

The Proud Bull Alumni Award honors game-changers at USF College of Nursing. It honors influential USF Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) alumni that transform CRNA nationally and internationally.

The award was created in 2014 to recognize alumni that demonstrate excellence and determination in the CRNA arena, and also bring extraordinary distinction and success to the CRNA program, USF and their community.

On the ten year anniversary of CRNA, USF Nursing honored alumni, LaSonya Malbrough, DNP, ’08, with the 2016 Proud Bull Alumni Award. Malbrough, who currently serves as a preceptor at Moffitt Cancer Center, received the award for her tremendous impact she made on the CRNA program at USF as a student, faculty and alumni.

Malbrough was part of the first CRNA cohort at USF. After receiving her CRNA degree at USF, she came back to complete the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). She graduated in 2013. She also served as assistant professor for the CRNA program until May 2016.

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Malbrough is the third CRNA alum to receive the coveted award. Former CRNA director and assistant professor, Sierra Gower, PhD, received the recognition in 2014, and assistant professor, Erik Rauch, DNP, in 2015.

The award was created by the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNA) Association at USF in honor of Dr. Rauch, who’s been an influential force in the success of the program and its students since it first began. The Proud Bull is the highest honor to receive from SRNA Association.

For more information about the award and the nomination process, contact SRNA Association president, Andrea Penley at

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