Steve Alves, PhD, CRNA, FNAP

Clinical Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, Project Director US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN)
  • School of Nursing

Résumé/CV:
Office: 207B Robinson Hall
Phone: 617-373-2985
Email: s.alves@neu.edu

Education and Training:
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

Research interests:
Nurse Anesthesia Practice and Policy

Funding:
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

Selected Publications:
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                                                                                                                     2013-2014
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
Chair                                                                                                                             2014-2015
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