Virginia (Chris) Muckler

New Interim Program Director and Interim Assistant Program Director DUSON DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP)

Chris Muckler, associate professor, assumed the position of the interim Director of the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) as of August 5, 2019.  Additionally, Christian Falyar, assistant professor, is the new interim Assistant Director of the DNP-NAP as of August 1, 2019.  Drs. Muckler and Falyar have already established a strong record of teaching excellence and leadership skills within the DNP-NAP, and I am confident that they will continue to sustain the longstanding tradition of excellence for the DUSON DNP-NAP.  Please welcome them to their new roles.

Muckler Selected as Expert Panel Member for AHRQ R18 Funded Study

Chris Muckler, associate professor, was recently selected as an expert panel member for an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) R18 funded multi-site study entitled "Improving Medical Performance during Acute Crises Through Simulation." 

The study involves many health care professionals including CRNAs, intensivists, emergency medicine physicians and hospitalists. The study is led by Matthew Weinger with the Center for Research and Innovations in Systems Safety at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Anesthesiology Research Division. 

Muckler Presents at 2019 Safar Symposium

Chris Muckler, associate professor, recently delivered a presentation entitled "Mentoring DNP Students’ Simulation Projects," and co-led an interactive Simulation Research Project Development workshop at the 2019 Safar Symposium. 

The Safar Symposium honors the late Peter Safar, founding Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and his wife Eva for their contributions to the scientific community. The symposium highlights current research in areas spanning Safar’s interests including simulation.  


DNP Alumna Covington, Muckler, Morgan and Colleagues Publish Article in Gastroenterology Nursing

Cameron Covington, DNP'18; Chris Muckler, associate professor; and Brett Morgan, assistant professor; recently published an article entitled "Improving Emergency Airway Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Levels of Outpatient Gastroenterology Staff via Implementation of Online Education and In Situ Simulation" in Gastroenterology Nursing. Co-authors include Linda Sheldon, a nurse anesthetist in Raleigh, NC; and Regina Alexander of Wake/Clayton Endoscopy Centers.


DNP Alumna Parsons, Kuszajewski, Muckler and Colleague Publish Article in Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Shawna Parsons, DNP '18; Michele Kuszajewski, assistant director of the Center for Nursing Discovery; and Chris Muckler, associate professor; recently published an article entitled "High-Fidelity Simulation Training for Nurse Anesthetists Managing Malignant Hyperthermia: A Quality Improvement Project" in Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

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