We’re always uncovering new findings in research.

In the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program, you’re assigned a research project in your first semester.

You’ll conduct hands-on, human-subject research related to anesthesia. You can work on your research project throughout your time in the DNAP program.

Examples of recent research projects

“Importance of Social Media for CRNAs and State Associations”

“Appropriate Patient Selection for Anesthesia in Critical Access Hospitals”

“A Survey of Perioperative Handoff Practices by Nurse Anesthetists”

“Teamwork: Does Sustainment Training Increase Utilization of the Debrief Tool in the TeamSTEPPS Program”

“Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after dilatation and curettage (D&C) procedure: a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing Inhalation anesthesia and total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA)”

“Examining post-operative pain and nausea with preemptive narcotic administration vs. titrated narcotic administration in laparoscopic cholecystectomy”

“Cost analysis of maintaining high-flow oxygen concentrations in-between OR cases.”

“Business Practices of Solo and Independent Anesthesia Providers”

“Routine Platelet Screening of the Healthy Parturient for Labor Epidural Placement: Is it Necessary?”

“Sterile Epidural Tray Setup: Improving Student Learning”

“The Utilization of Video Laryngoscopy in Category 1 Emergency Caesarean Sections”

“Taking the Pain out of Labor Epidurals”

“Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist”

“Emergency Manuals in Anesthesia-Implementation of an Emergency Manual at a Level 1 Trauma Center as a Pilot Project”

“The ability for lidocaine given pre-operatively in the holding area, or OR to decrease the irritation from laryngoscopy during intubation”

“Turn over times of students compared to CRNA’s wheels in to wheels out of the OR. This study is divided in 6 month clinical categories”

“Time comparison of time to ambulate and participate in physical therapy for total knee replacements receiving general verse spinal anesthetic”

“The sterility of non-dextrose based IV fluids left for >24o at room temperature in a closed system"