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Gayle B. Lourens, DNP, CRNA

  • Assistant Professor
  • Nurse Anesthesia Program Director

Education:

DNP, University of Iowa
MSN, University of Michigan
BSN, Grand Valley State University

Interest Areas:

In-situ simulation as an adjunct for quality improvement initiatives 
Interprofessional education
Difficult airway management
Integration of cognitive flexibility and the spiral model in curriculum

Publications:

Lourens, G.  Complications Associated with Epidural Catheter Analgesia, Nurse Practitioner; 41(10): 12-16 DOI:10.1097/01.NPR.0000480587.01667.bc

Lourens, G. & Ferrell D.  Lymphatic Filariasis, Nursing Clinics of North America. Volume 54, Issue 2, Pages 181–192.

Funding:

Lourens, G.  Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship HRSA A22HP20937-02-00 ($27,569)

2017     Lourens, G. Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship.  HRSA A22HP30937-01-02 ($21,816)

2016     Lourens, G. Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship.  HRSA A22HP29892-01-01. ($19,827)

2015       Lourens, G., & Poindexter, K. College of Nursing Summer Teaching Scholar Award, Evaluation of TeamSTEPPS in Clinical Practice ($1000)

2014-16  Dontje, K, Lourens, G., Poindexter, K., Tolsen, R., Young, D.  Education to Promote  Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (EPICC). HRSA Grant I D09HP2693-01-00. ($947,311)