Based in Carmel, Indiana, Our Hearts Your Hands Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization established to provide financial and material support that have not been previously available to nurses anesthetists worldwide. Our board members have been active in strengthening nurse anesthetists on a global level for more than 30 years.
Jackie Rowles, DNP, CRNA, ANP-BC, MBA, MA, DAAPM, FAAN, is the founder and president of Our Hearts Your Hands Inc. She has been active on the international level since 2010.
Professional Experience (Most Recent Positions)
National and International Recognitions
Dr. Rowles is instrumental in the development of specialty pain education and certification or nurse anesthetists including the first CRNA interventional pain management cadaver course, AANA advanced pain management seminars, and a university-based post master’s certificate in Advanced Pain Management that, in 2014, became the first fellowship program for nurse anesthetists.
In addition, she served as an item writer for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetist’s Non-Surgical Pain Management certification examination.
A highlight of her career was serving on the 2013-2014 National Institute of Health/Health and Human Services Interagency National Pain Strategy team’s Care and Prevention workgroup.
Dr. Rowles is a sought-after speaker for local, state, national, and international continuing education meetings, recently serving as a lecturer for the World Federation of Ananesthesiologists SAFE-T (Safe Anesthesia for Everyone Today) Summit, April 5th, London. Other recognitions include:
Leadership and Service
Currently serving in her second term as the president of the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists, Dr. Rowles is an accreditation visitor for the IFNA accreditation program Anesthesia Program Approval P02914rocess (APAP).
She has served IFNA as the United States National Country Representative to IFNA since 2010, was an elected member of the IFNA Executive Committee 2010-2012, the first vice president in 2012-2014, and president since 2014.
Moreover, Dr. Rowles is a former president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), the Indiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and served on the American Academy of Pain Management’s Board of Directors for eight years with four years as Treasurer.
She is a member Sigma Theta Tau (International Nursing Honor Society). Dr. Rowles is a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Initiative for Essential and Emergency Surgical Care, and on the Board of Directors of the G4 Alliance (a global organization for increasing access to Surgical, Obstetrics, Trauma, and Anesthesia Care).
Dr. Rowles is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM), serving as a board member and officer of the AAPM for eight years. She was selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2013. Dr. Rowles was awarded the AANA Alice Magaw Clinical Practitioner of the year award in 2005 and the Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in 2012. She was honored to receive the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetist's Hermi Lohnert Award