Costa Rica

The Springs Resort and Spa - Costa Rica

May 2 - 8, 2020

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Return With Us to Where it All Started!

You are cordially invited to join us as our special guest as we return to the Costa Rican rain-forest for this, our fifth seminar!!

Fun and fabulous experiences at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano!

CEUs from lectures by prominent nurse anesthesia leaders!

Includes an "early-bird" Ultrasound workshop available as six additional CEs on Sunday!

Seminar Overview

  • Up to 14 credit hours can be achieved
  • Includes an optional Ultrasound workshop on Sunday with another six (6) CEs
  • NBCRNA / CPC Core Module and/or Daily Practice Relevancy
  • This seminar is aligned with the AANA Class A CE Credits requirements

The Springs Resort and Spa

Make sure to explore the resort website and look at the rooms and views. They’re breath-taking. Click here to go there.

A world class luxury resort featuring spectacular hot springs, picture perfect views of the Arenal Volcano from every guest room and four restaurants including their famous Ginger Sushi Bar and Las Ventanas fine dining. Enjoy the 28 mineral-laden, artesian hot springs and the 14,000 square foot Spa and Fitness Center. All of the amenities make the Springs Luxury Resort & Spa a great destination for the Costa Rica once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Seminar Details

Location: 9 km West and 4 km North of the center of La Fortuna, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
Expected Weather: Mid to High 70s, perfect adventure weather
Dates: May 2 - 8, 2020
AANA Class A CE Credits: 14
Spaces Available: 40
Full Price (all four days): $800
Daily Price (if you wish to attend some, not all, of the four days): $225
Sunday Early-Bird Difficult Airway Workshop: $350*

Included as part of your stay:

  • Welcome Drink Upon Arrival
  • Complimentary use of gym, pools, sauna, steam rooms and cardio facilities
  • Complimentary internet access in all the property
  • Group Rates Guaranteed 3 Days Pre- and 2 Day Post-program based on availability
  • 25% discount on Sanctuary Spa Treatment
  • 15% discount on Club Rio Outdoor Center (River Kayaking, River Tubing, climbing wall, Horseback Tours, Hiking Trails, Nature Tours and a Wildlife Preserve for rescued animals) - 8a - 4p
  • Special discount of 10% on all tours outside the property


*Cost of Sunday Ultrasound workshop is $425 if taken separately and instead of participating in the other seminar days


Kevin S Henson, CRNA

Kevin S. Henson is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Specialist in Vilas, North Carolina. He serves as Senior Director of Surgical and Anesthesia Services in the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System.

He graduated with honors in 2000. Kevin has more than 19 years of diverse experiences and was lead author of a recent, published study concerning comparison of selected outcomes with different postoperative analgesic approaches in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty.

Heather J. Rankin, CRNA

Heather J. Rankin is a CRNA at Children’s of Alabama, located in Birmingham, Alabama where she has practiced since 2006. Heather received her DNP from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Heather currently serves as AANA Treasurer following two previous years as Region 7 Director and Board liaison to the Council on Accreditation. Heather has also served on the AANA Public Relations Committee and on the AANA Government Relations Committee. She has been active in the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists in many roles since 2007 and was ALANA President 2010 – 2011.

Heather was recognized by Samford University Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing as one of the inaugural Living Legacy recipients in 2012 and serves on the Samford Nursing Advisory Panel.  She received the DNP student award from UAB at graduation.  Heather, her husband, Wes, and their energetic boys enjoy sports, the beach, and spending time together outdoors.



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