| Steve Alves PhD, CRNA|
Clinical Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, Project Director US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN)
Department: School of Nursing
Office: 207B Robinson Hall
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)
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:
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; Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice (DNP Program); Capstone 1 (DNP Program)
Miller, A.B. & Alves, S.L.(In press). Abstract: Attitudes and perceptions of newly graduated certified registered nurse anesthetists about their nurse anesthesia program’s ability to educate graduates sufficiently as full service providers. AANA Journal
Alves, S.L. and Finn, T. (2010). 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. (2008). Clinical constructions by nurses in Korea, Norway, and the United States. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30, 54-72.
Alves, S.L. (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. (2005). Neurological disorders. In M.Karlet (Ed.), Nurse anesthesia secrets (pp. 181-188). Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.
Alves, S. (2005). Neurological principles. In M.Karlet (Ed.), Nurse anesthesia secrets (pp. 337-346). Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.
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
Highlights of Faculty Research at the School of Nursing