Why study with us

The Most Efficient Study Partner

We make education accessible for nurse anesthesia residents from all over the US. Our doors are open to residents of all ages and any levels of experience. We are on a mission to help individuals grow, inspire creative passion, and increase residents' self-confidence. In other words, all the tools you need to make you the best possible and most successful CRNA.
Our team

ProgramPrep Concierge Team

Peter Strube

It was a sad day in December when Dr. Peter Strube suddenly passed away after a short period of illness. Peters energy and enthusiasm had been a great inspiration and motivator for Storm Anesthesia as a business and Michael and Annette on a more personal level. Peter will be sorely missed as he now spends his time among the other great pioneers in the nurse anesthesia afterlife.
Read the AANA In Memoriam about Dr. Peter Strube here.

Peter joined forces with Storm Anesthesia to combine his excellent tutoring service with Storm Anesthesia courses and books.

Peter D. Strube was a CRNA who graduated from St. Mary’s University school of anesthesia in 2006 with a master’s degree. His undergraduate degree was from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Peter was awarded the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia (DNAP) in June of 2017 and completed an MBA December 2020.
Lieutenant Colonel Strube was retired from the United States Army Nurse Corps. Dr. Strube mobilized and deployed four times during current military operations which included service in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Peter was Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director at Newman University.

Peter owned and operated Trollway Anesthesia that covered several critical access hospitals. He authored several professional articles and training programs, spoke professionally both nationally and internationally.

Peter also tutored at risk Nurse Anesthesia Residents on their anesthesia boards.

Peter served on the Wisconsin state association board and as AANA Region 3 Director. He served his community as a member of the Mount Horeb Board of Education and was a Commissioner on the Dane County Ethics Board and was a court appointed mentor for veterans in crisis.

Matthew Zinder

Matthew Zinder has worked in some level of healthcare for 30 years, starting as an EMT in a volunteer fire station.

Matthew owns and operates a Maryland-based mobile anesthesia practice that has been in business since 1984.

He speaks at many professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, involving topics such as stress management, wellness, business of anesthesia, and the practice of anesthesia. He is the host and producer of The Provider Wellness Podcast where he speaks with experts involving healthcare provider well being and self-care.

Matthew is currently the President-Elect of the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and an appointed member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology Health & Wellness Committee.

He is adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, Thomas Jefferson University, and Georgetown University Schools of Nurse Anesthesia.

Michael Storm

Michael graduated from anesthesia school in 2005 and immediately joined the staff at a level 1 trauma center in Columbia, SC.

In 2006 he and his two study mates from anesthesia school started a teaching business, Nurse Anesthesia Review Course 4U, because they felt there was a need for more review courses than was available at that time. In 2013 Michael started Storm Anesthesia on the ashes of NARC 4U to continue his passion for teaching and writing.

In 2020 Michael decided to extend his writing and teaching skills to CRNAs in need for continuing education, and in 2021 he launched recertCRNA with the goal of becoming the premier continuing education website for CRNAs. Michael has now partnered with Peter Strube and Matthew Zinder in helping struggling nurse anesthesia residents succeed in becoming the best possible CRNAs.

When you will not find Michael in front of his computer he can often be found sailing on Lake Murray with his wonderful wife Annette. His love of the outdoors also brings him to the ski-slopes in the Rockies or in Europe. Michael has been a professional fully certified alpine ski instructor for almost 30 years and taught in Vail, CO, Livigno (Italy), Avoriaz (France), and Hemsedal (Norway). One day he and Annette would like to get back into playing golf, which before anesthesia was a major passion of both Annette and Michael.

Annette Storm

Annette Storm, MNA, CRNA has been a CRNA for 12 years and has been teaching for Storm Anesthesia since 2013 when the company launched. Annette's expertise is within cardiac and electrophysiology.

Annette became an RN in Denmark in 1987 and in 1990 decided to explore nursing in the US. She convinced her boyfriend, Michael, to come along, so they would not one day be sitting in a rocking chair and wonder what if?

Annette is a very strong patient advocate and did not see herself become a CRNA when Michael decided to go back to school. No, she liked her bedside patients. Well, the best plan sometimes changes and Annette obtained her BSN in 2008 and became a CRNA in 2012. And not just graduated, but graduated with the program's highest honor, the Agatha Hodgins Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence. So much for not becoming a CRNA!

Annette enjoys her garden, although, she can often be seen sailing on Lake Murray, skiing in the Alps with family (she is an alpine ski instructor), hiking in the mountains, or just laying on the beach.

Annette enjoys the outdoors!

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a personalized, supportive environment that will allow every student to succeed.
We have a passion for creating learning conditions that will make it possible for every learner to reach their goal. No goal is too lofty. 
We view every learner from a holistic angle and we approach the individual and personal learning process by assessing, not just the didactic knowledge, but also the mental fortitude of each individual.
Our video learning adheres to the microteaching concept
  • Short videos, often 8-12 minutes
  • Mini-Quiz to check for understanding
  • Full exams to facilitate and consolidate the learning
A thriving community

500+ Students and Counting

“Successfully passed the NCE exam, becoming a CRNA after overcoming challenges with work-study balance and testing anxiety. Referred to LTC Peter Strube, his guidance emphasized a full-time study schedule with meditation. LTC Strube tailored a plan that proved instrumental in my success. I highly recommend him as an outstanding tutor; attempting this task alone is unnecessary. With LTC Strube's help, success is attainable!”
“Choosing to work with Peter Strube was my most pivotal academic decision. His guidance, motivation, and a well-structured plan were instrumental in my success. In a time crunch, his consistent encouragement and positive attitude kept me focused. With his help, I passed my exam, and a significant stressor was lifted. I highly recommend Peter and his effective approach.”
“Today, the elation of passing my boards after numerous attempts is indescribable, thanks to Peter Strube. His board prep approach is unparalleled. After trying three review programs and facing multiple exam attempts, Peter's collaboration with Prodigy Review equipped me with the essential tools for success. I urge others to join sooner rather than later to avoid the grief and time I wasted. While the journey was challenging, following Peter's guidance is undeniably worthwhile. I only wish I had discovered him before my initial board attempt.”

Storm Anesthesia Review vol.I+II

Storm Anesthesia Review vol. I+II is a premier nurse anesthesia review book. The second edition was published in 2022, fully updated with all references to the most current anesthesia textbooks available. Furthermore, all images are now redrawn and owned by Storm Anesthesia. Among the many options available to any nurse anesthesia resident, these books are among the best researched and referenced you can find. Storm Anesthesia keeps these review books up-to-date frequently and uses all the approved references when writing. 

Physics & Chemistry for Nurse Anesthesia

Physics  & Chemistry for Nurse Anesthesia is now in its third edition. In 2022 the book was updated with all new redrawn images and references to the most current edition of the anesthesia textbooks. 
This book is a must for any serious nurse anesthesiologist or nurse anesthesia resident that want to master the physics and chemistry behind doing anesthesia. Other books are available but none are written by a CRNA with a passion for physics and chemistry. This book makes physics and chemistry seem easy, simple, and straightforward. 

ProgramPrep online review course

Outstanding Videos, Activities, Lessons, and Quizzes. The ProgramPrep course is fully accessibly online and through the free app recertCRNA.
This course contains more than 21 hours of video lectures in 149 videos and 460+ test questions; 12 major anesthesia topics are covered - each topic includes a downloadable PDF file with all the slides and images, along with space for note taking, and an additional 1100+ test-yourself questions. Also included in the ProgramPrep course is a significant number of the documents written by Dr. Strube covering multiple aspects of nurse anesthesia.

Online Community

Participate in our online forum, share thoughts and ideas, get help with your studies, increase connections and opportunities for networking, . This course has its own online community, which is available to all residents in this course. The community will be monitored by the faculty, but any resident in the course can participate and help other residents.