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Gayle B. Lourens, DNP, CRNA

  • Assistant Professor
  • Nurse Anesthesia Program Director


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


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.


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)