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, College of Nursing
MS Nurse Anesthesia, University of New England
BS Nursing, Rhode Island College
AD Nursing, Community College of Rhode Island
Board Certification: Registered Nurse Anesthetist, National Board on Certification and Re-Certification of Nurse Anesthetists
Nurse Anesthesia Practice and Policy
Alves, S.L. (2005-2015) Project Director. Support for Nurse Anesthesia Program Students at Northeastern University, HHS – Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) – Division of Nursing, Potential Traineeship Funding Period – 7/1/2005-6/30/2015. Approved for Funding Amounts: $33,839 (2015); $22,089 (2014); $21,345 (2013); $151,857 (2012); $24,708 (2011); $23,875 (2010); $24,722 (2009); $23,654 (2008); $22,302 (2007); $22,957 (2006).
Alves, S.L. (2006-2018) Project Director. US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN) Competing Contract Proposal Funding Period – 8/1/2006 – 7/1/2018
Approved for Funding Amounts: $95,324.69 (2014); $107,320 (2013); $134,150 (2012); $26,600 (2011); $55,900 (2010); $70,661 (2009); $56,407 (2008); $118,075 (2007); $46,560 (2006).
Alves, S.L. (2012) Project Director. Support for Nursing Faculty Loan Program for Graduate Students at Northeastern University, HHS – Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) – Division of Nursing, Traineeship Funding Period – 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. Approved Amount: $151,857.
Alves, S.L. (2011) Project Director. Support for APNs Students at Northeastern University, HHS – Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) – Division of Nursing, Traineeship Funding Period – 7/1/2011-6/30/2012. Approved Amount: $80,287.
Alves, S.L. (2006-2010) Project Director. Enhancement of Nurse Anesthesia Program to Increase Diversity Competing Continuation Grant HHS – Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) – Division of Nursing, Funding Period 7/1/2006 – 6/30/2010. Approved for Funding Amount: $834,041.
Alves, S.L. (2002-2006) Project Director. Expansion of the Nurse Anesthesia Program to Reduce CRNA Provider Shortages, and Promote a Culturally Diverse and Competent Workforce Funded by HHS – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – Division of Nursing, Funding Period 7/1/2002- 6/30/2006. Approved for Funding Amount: $818,000
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. (2014) Massachusetts Action Coalition; Advancing Nursing, Transforming Healthcare – White Paper The Advanced Practice Nurse in Massachusetts Practice Nursing Task Force.
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. and Finn, T. (2011). Benzodiazepines. In R. Oullette & J. Joyce (Eds.). Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthetists. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers pp. 53-60.
Kim, H.S., Ellefsen, B., Han, K.J., & Alves, S.L. (2007). Clinical constructions by nurses in Korea, Norway, and the United States. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
Alves, S.L. (December, 2005). A study of occupational stress, scope of practice and collaboration in nurse anesthetists practicing in anesthesia care team settings. AANA Journal, 73 (6), 443-452 .
Alves, S.L. (2005). Neurological Disorders. In M. Karlet (Ed.). Nurse Anesthesia Secrets. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., pp 181-188.
Alves, S.L. (2005). Neurological Principles. In M. Karlet (Ed.). Nurse Anesthesia Secrets. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., pp. 337-345.
Areas of Expertise:
Nurse Anesthesia practice and policy; Advanced practice nursing; Pathophysiology
Awards & Honors:
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director of the Year, 2015.
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists “Best State PR Award”, 2014
National Academies of Practice Distinguished Scholar and Fellow, 2013
U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Excalibur Award, 2008
University of Rhode Island College of Nursing Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Leadership 2007
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Discoveries of Distinction, 2004
Rhode Island College, School of Nursing, Alumni of the Year, 2003
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation, Research Scholar Award, 2002
Appointments/Clinical Practice Affiliation:
Staff CRNA, Anesthesia Professionals, Inc., West Warwick, RI, 2010-present
Professional and Community Service:
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) – Member 1990-present
AANA/NBCRNA Professional Practice Analysis Panel 2015-present
AANA State Organizational Development Committee 2010-2013
Task Force – SRFTF Recommendations 2010
Task Force – ANA Affiliation 2010
AANA Foundation Trustee 2009-2010
AANA Journal Reviewer 2003-2010
AANA Vice President (elected) 2009-2010
AANA CRNA PAC 2008-2009
Task Force – Regional Director Job Description 2007
AANA Region 1 Director (elected) 2007-2009
Resolutions Committee Chair (elected) 2004-2005
Nominating Committee (elected) 2003-2004
Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA) – Member 2001-present
Advisor to President 2014-2015
President-Elect 2006-2007; 2013
Government Relations Committee 2002-06; 2011-present
Federal Political Director 2005-2007
MANA Board of Directors 2002-06; 2010-2015
New England Assembly of School Faculty – Member 1993-Present
New England Assembly of Nurse Anesthetists – Member 1992-Present
American Nurses Association – Member 1998-Present
Sigma Theta Tau; Gamma Epsilon – Member 2001-Present
Eastern Nursing Research Society – Member 1998-2015
MA Action Coalition: APRN Scope of Practice – Member 2012-2013
AANA Foundation, Research Committee – Member 2002-2013
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia – Member 1996-2006
Educational Programs; On-Site Reviewer/Visitor
TESTIMONIES & CONSULTATIVE SERVICES:
Oral Testimony in Favor of Massachusetts Bill HB 1996/SB 1207: An act to remove restrictions on licenses of NPs and CRNAs as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission November 17, 2015
Oral Testimony in Favor of Massachusetts Bill SB1079/HB: An act improving healthcare and reducing costs November 18, 2013
Oral Testimony in Favor of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Hearing on APRN Practice Regulations 10.0 August 7, 2013
Oral Testimony in Favor of SB1236: An Act Relative to Advanced Practice Nursing
Massachusetts House & Senate Joint Committee on Public Health May 2, 2007
Passage of CRNA Prescriptive Authority on July 27, 2010
External Reviewer Promotion for more than 10 Universities across the US 2010-present
Nurses in Washington Institute (NIWI), 2008
Consultant HRSA Program Grant Application, 2006-07
UMDNJ School of Nursing – Nurse Anesthesia Program