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Valerie Pfander

  • Assistant Professor


DNP, University of Michigan
Post-graduate certificate-CNS, Michigan State University
MSN, University of Phoenix
BSN, Eastern Michigan University 

Interest Areas:

Perianesthesia nursing
Evidence-based practice
Clinical nurse specialist advocacy 


Pfander, V. (Pending publication September, 2019). Evaluating the effects of Immediate and Extended Release Gabapentin on Postoperative Pain and Nausea and Vomiting after Hysterectomy: A Double-Blind Randomized Control Trial

Pfander, V. (Pending Publication, August, 2019). Stress Response to Illness. Chapter 25 in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist book. Springer Publications.

Pfander, V. (2018). Trauma Care. Computer based learning module for MOPAN (Mosby’s Orientation for Perianesthesia Nursing).  St. Louis, MO: Elsevier

Pfander, V. & Breznau, A. (2018). Ensuring the Future of Perianesthesia Staffing: A Perianesthesia Nurse Residency Program. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing.

Pfander, V. (2017). Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Peripheral Vascular, and Hematological Systems. In T. Clifford & D. O’Brien (Eds.), ASPAN: Certification Review for Perianesthesia Nursing, (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier

Pfander, V. & Schumacher, K.E. (Eds.). (2015). Redi-Ref for Perianesthesia practices. American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses. Cherry Hill, NJ.