Steve Alves, PhD, CRNA, FNAPClinical Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, Project Director US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN)
- School of Nursing
Office: 207B Robinson Hall
PhD, Nursing, University of Rhode Island
MS, Nurse Anesthesia, University of New England
BS, Nursing, Rhode Island College
AD, Nursing, Community College of Rhode Island
Certification: Re-Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, National Board on Certification and Re-Certification of Nurse Anesthetists
Specializations: Nurse Anesthesia Practice & Education
Examining collaborative practice in anesthesia care team settings and occupational stress in nurse anesthetists; theory development in advance practice nursing; refining a tool to measure scope of practice in nurse anesthetists’ practice in anesthesia care teams; identifying characteristics of best-practice strategies in anesthesia care teams; describing nurse anesthesia practice internationally.
Enhancement of nurse anesthesia program to increase workforce diversity – US Department of Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA; 2006-2010); US Army graduate anesthesia nursing program contract, US Army (2007-present); Support for nurse anesthesia program students at Northeastern University, HRSA (2001-present)
Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA): President 2013-14
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA):
AANA State Organizational Development Committee (2010-2013);
AANA Vice President (2009-2010); AANA Foundation Trustee (2009-2010);
Region 1 Director (2007-2009); AANA Journal Reviewer (2003-2008);
Resolutions Committee Chair (2004-2005); Nominating Committee (2002-2003)
Awards & Honors:
National Academies of Practice Distinguished Scholar and Fellow (April, 2013)
U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Excalibur Award (May, 2008)
University of Rhode Island College of Nursing Dean’s List for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Leadership (October 13, 2007)
American Association of Nurse Anesthestists Foundation Discoveries of Distinction (2004)
Alumni Honor Roll, Rhode Island College, Department of Nursing (2003)
Research Scholar Award, American Association of NUrse Anesthetists FOundation (2002)
Role/Issues in Nurse Anesthesia Practice; Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia; Advanced Pathophysiology; DNP Capstone Advisor
*Ahmed, S., Alves, S.L, Beal, M., Kravetz Carr, M., Carter, D., Consalvi, C., Howlett, M.S., Hoyt, A., Kelly, S.M., Malley, A., Miller, K., Nicholas, P.K., Noga, P.M., O’Rourke, N., Rosato, B., Talarico, L., Tay, V., Toig, K., Tsavoussis, E., & Nemes Walsh, J. Massachusetts Action Coalition; Advancing Nursing, Transforming Healthcare – White Paper. The Advanced Practice Nurse in Massachusetts Practice Nursing Task Force (10/2/2014).
Alves, S.L. (2014). Skilled clinicians must be utilized to their full extent. Boston Business Journal February 7, 2014, Volume 34, No. 1
Alves, S.L., Ahmed, S & Welch, JA (2014). Press Release – FTC Supports APRN Bill (HB 2009/SB 1079)
Alves, S.L. (2014). Let nursing professionals do their job. Marblehead Reporter January 30, 2014
Alves, S.L. (2014). Let nursing professionals do their job. Metro West Daily January 23, 2014
Alves, S.L. Thompson, J, & Moriber, N (2014). Clinical doctoral education: What’s in it for preceptors/clinical faulty New England Assembly of School Faculty, April 12, 2014.
Alves, S.L. Ahmed, S (2014). Kick-off for Lobbying Event at the MA State House April 9, 2014.
Alves, S.L. & Nemes-Walsh, J (2014). Update on Legislative Agenda – Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) and the Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetist (MANA) Hyannis, MA at Cape Cod Hospital February 26, 2014.
Ahmed, S & Alves, S.L.(2013). Networking and Update on Legislative Agenda Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) and the Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetist (MANA) Boston, MA at Simmons College August 6, 2013
Alves, S.L.(2012). Preventing Fire in the Operating Room Charleston, SC, Medical College of SC, May, 2012
Alves, S.L.(2012). Conflict Resolution in Anesthesia Care Settings Charleston, SC, Medical College of SC, May, 2012
Alves, S.L.(2012). Current and Future Trends in Anesthesia Reimbursement San Destin, FL, Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists, April, 2012
Alves, S.L.(2012). Update on Regulatory Trends in Nurse Anesthesia Practice Burlington, MA, New England Assembly of Nurse Anesthetists, March 30, 2012
Alves, S.L.(2011). Patient Safety Movement in Nurse Anesthesia St. Louis, MO, Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists, May, 2011