Brett T. Morgan, DNP, CRNA

Brett Morgan, DNP, CRNA, joined the School of Nursing faculty in July 2012 as Assistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program and Assistant Professor. In this role, he was responsible for on-campus and online didactic instruction as well as student admissions and student evaluations for the CRNA program. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise and completed his undergraduate nursing education with a BSN at The Johns Hopkins University. In 2006, he completed the Master of Science in nurse anesthesia at Georgetown University and achieved CRNA certification. He earned the DNP at Johns Hopkins in 2009.

Dr. Morgan comes to DUSON from the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia/University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he coordinated the graduate didactic curriculum and capstone project process. He also served as lead CRNA and instructor on UNC-G surgical/medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Morgan has practiced anesthesia in Raleigh, North Carolina, since 2007 in a variety of clinical settings including Level 1 trauma, cardiovascular surgery, pediatric and neonatal surgery, outpatient surgery, and obstetrical anesthesia. He has served on anesthesia practice committees within multiple departments of anesthesiology throughout Raleigh.

His clinical and scholarly interests include evaluation of the practice of anesthesia (internationally and domestically) as well as effective practices in the preparation of CRNAs, quality improvement and safety in anesthesia care, and policy developments that guide the practice of anesthesia delivery by nurses. He is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He is past-president of the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists and has served on several of the organization's committees.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program
  • DNP - The Johns Hopkins University
  • MS - Georgetown University
  • BSN - The Johns Hopkins University
  • BS - Virginia Tech University
Awards and Honors
  • 2006 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2005 || Richard Oullette Research Award, AANA Foundation
Representative Publications
  • 2013 -- Morgan, B. T. Appreciating our nurse anesthetists. Duke Chronicle. January 25, 2013 .
  • 2015 -- Funk, E. and Taicher, B. and Thompson, J. and Iannello , K. and Morgan, B. and Hawks, S. Structured handover in the pediatric postanesthesia care unit. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. August 8, 2015, Epub ahead of print .
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