Kaori Donohue, C.R.N.A., M.S.N.

Kaori Donohue


PhD candidate, OHSU School of Nursing
Lives in: Beaverton, OR
Advisor: Kim Jones, F.N.P., Ph.D. (chair); Mary Karlet, C.R.N.A, Ph.D.; Scott Mist, Ph.D.; and  Michael Christopher Ph.D.



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Focus Areas

Graduate nursing education, student stress, mindfulness

Dissertation Topic

Daily Hassles, Mental Health Outcomes, and Dispositional Mindfulness in Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Funding Sources

2015 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Doctoral Fellowship

VA Post 9/11 GI Bill


Yauger YJ, Bryngelson JA, Donohue K, et al. Patient outcomes comparing CRNA-administered peripheral nerve blocks and general anesthetics: a retrospective chart review in a US Army same-day surgery center. AANA J. 2010;78(3):215–220.

Professional Organizations

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Western Institute of Nursing

Conference attendance or participation as an OHSU Student:

2013 AANA Annual Meeting

2015 AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress

6th Annual WISER Nursing Simulation Symposium

47th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference (WIN)

14th - 16th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies

2015 Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society Spring Conference

2015 Mind and Life Summer Research Institute

Personal Interests

I was born and grew up in Shizuoka, Japan. I've lived in many places after my college: Tokyo, Okinawa, England, Alaska, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Navajo Reservation before finally settling in Beaverton, OR in 2012 to study for my PhD. I live with Sean, my husband of 20 years who is a USAF retiree, a retired show dog Shiba Inu, and the family of 3 Maine Coon cats. We enjoy RV traveling in our 42-ft motorhome with all our pets.