Nurse Anesthesia Program Expansion

Nurse Anesthesia Program Expansion

Nurse anesthesia students participating in a simulation.

Nurse anesthesia students participating in a simulation.

Recently, Fairfield Egan expanded its role in the operations of the program following the departure of Bridgeport Anesthesia Associates.

“With the growth of the program over the last 16 years, including the development of clinical affiliations with now 13 different centers, and with changes in the structure of nurse anesthesia programs nationally, the logical next step was to restructure the program with Fairfield University as the educational hub, surrounded by our clinical partners.”

— Nancy A. Moriber PhD, CRNA, APRN - Assistant Professor and Nurse Anesthesia Program Director

As a leader in healthcare education, the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies continues to grow the highly competitive Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Anesthesia program.

Recently, Fairfield Egan expanded its role in the operations of the program following the departure of Bridgeport Anesthesia Associates.

“With the growth of the program over the last 16 years, including the development of clinical affiliations with now 13 different centers, and with changes in the structure of nurse anesthesia programs nationally, the logical next step was to restructure the program with Fairfield University as the educational hub, surrounded by our clinical partners,” explained Nancy A. Moriber PhD, CRNA, APRN, assistant professor and program director of the renamed Fairfield University Nurse Anesthesia Program.

This year, the program’s enrollment increased by 33 percent. In addition to this growth, Fairfield Egan formed new nursing anesthesia clinical affiliations and established a new partnership with Woodland Anesthesia Associates. This new partnership will present clinical opportunities at Trinity Health of New England sites including St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mass., and New York PresbyterianWeill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

In order to meet the needs of the growing program, Fairfield Egan on-boarded additional faculty. Program ad - ministration is housed at Fairfield University and is comprised of Dr. Moriber, program director; Steven Belmont DNP, CRNA, APRN, CFI, assistant program director; and Leigh Taylor, DNP, CRNA, APRN, coordinator of clinical education.

Additionally, both Yale New Haven Health SystemBridgeport Hospital Campus and Woodland Anesthesia Associates have committed faculty support to the program. Fairfield University Assistant Professor Christine Aloi, DNP, CRNA, APRN who serves as Egan’s simulation coordinator, and Adjunct Professor Rose Piccolo DNP, CRNA, APRN will also be a part of the faculty

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Last modified: 10-21-22 11:01 AM

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