Nurse Anesthesia Simulation

The Nurse Anesthesia Simulation Program (NAP) is dedicated to providing students with hands on experiences in a controlled simulated clinical environment. Highly structured clinical opportunities will be provided to allow integration of simulated acquired skills into real time patient care experiences.

 Overview of Program

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is 36 months in length.  The program of study is rigorous and highly clinically focused.

In the first year, students receive a firm foundation in relevant basic and anesthesia science along with intensive simulation experience. The second year incorporates clinical experiences in the Portland metropolitan area.  The third year begins a four-quarter sequence of clinical rotations designed to provide opportunity to integrate advanced evidence-based nurse anesthesia content into clinical practice.

The simulation program is designed to closely follow the didactic course work so that students can immediately practice what they are studying in their Anesthesia coursework in a safe and controlled learning environment.    

NAP Simulation Faculty

Ahmed Alshaarawi M.S., C.R.N.A.
Barry Swerdlow M.D.
Kellen Martyn M.S., C.R.N.A.

Lisa Osborne-Smith, Ph.D., .CR.N.A.
Julie Soelberg, Ph.D., C.R.N.A.
Doug Arditti, D.N.P., C.R.N.A.