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AANA Peer Assistance Resource Directory

The following resources are available for helping CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists facing substance use disorder (SUD) issues. This assistance is also for the families, friends, coworkers, managers, supervisors, or colleagues seeking information or guidance.

The first step in getting help is to call the AANA Peer Assistance Helpline 800-654-5167 for 24/7 confidential live support and resources.

For additional resources, search by State for:

  • AANA State Peer Advisor (SPA) volunteers*
  • Substance Use Disorder Programs
  • State Boards of Nursing

Select a state from the drop down list below, then click search. 

Iowa

State Peer Advisor (1)

Hayley Smith, CRNA, ARNP, DNP
Iowa City, IA
Phone: 773-241-4578
Email: hayleyhoiland@hotmail.com

State Peer Advisor (2)

Michael Nosbisch, CRNA, MS
Iowa City, IA
Phone: 540-250-8549
Email: mldnosbisch@hotmail.com

Iowa Board of Nursing, Alternative to Disc Prog for Nurses

Iowa Nurse Assistance Program (INAP)     (A)
Rhonda Ruby, MS, RN, INAP Coordinator
400 SW 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-725-4008
Fax: 515-725-4017
Email: inap@iowa.gov
Web site: https://nursing.iowa.gov/iowa-nurse-assistance-program

State Board of Nursing

Iowa Board of Nursing
Kathleen R. Weinberg, MSN, RN (Executive Director)
River Point Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Phone: 515-281-3255
Fax: 515-281-4825
Email: kathy.weinberg@iowa.gov
Web site: http://nursing.iowa.gov/

(D) Disciplinary Program 
(State Administration or Recognized)
(A) Diversion 
(Alternative to Disciplinary Program)
(P) Peer Assistance Networking Program
(Non-State Administered/Recognized)

Submit Peer Assistance Resource Directory revisions by email to: peerassistance@aana.com

 

*AANA Peer Assistance support is intended to provide resources and act as an information center for the purpose of providing helpful peer support to CRNAs in need of assistance for SUD. Although the helpline is administered by trained volunteers, it is not a professional treatment or counseling program. No person associated with the helpline, including any AANA staff or volunteers, is authorized to make a medical diagnosis, provide professional therapy, treatment or counseling, or provide legal or other professional advice of any kind. Please consult your personal medical provider or legal counsel for all such services. In addition, with the limited exception of anonymous demographic data, which is maintained for reporting purposes only, all information provided by a person contacting the helpline will be kept confidential to the extent required by applicable laws. However, please note that all AANA staff and volunteers are required to comply fully with all applicable state laws regarding mandated reporting.