Wayne State University

Research and service

Research is an integral part of our master's degree program. Students work in groups to complete a terminal project prior to graduation. The projects may include surveys on education and/or the collection of preliminary data on innovative practice issues. Students work with their faculty advisors to develop the necessary protocols to conduct clinical research. In addition, students complete a quality poster of their research findings that may be displayed at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Congress Meeting and/or at the college’s Annual Research Day.

Completed or recent research projects

  • Peri-operative Music Therapy: A Cost Effective and Non-Pharmacological Approach for Procedural Support
  • Reported Incidence of Nausea, Vomiting, and Pain after Receiving Intravenous Ofirmev in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Research Outcome Presentation: Recording ETCO2 When Using LMA’s
  • Research Outcome Presentation: What do CRNA’s Know About CIED
  • Educational Guide to Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Service

Nurse anesthesia students are actively involved with a variety of elementary and high school programs established at the college for students to learn about the various science programs at the college. The use of the Human Patient Simulator Lab has become an excellent area for nurse anesthesia students to demonstrate their role as nurse anesthesia students and as future practitioners to groups of students visiting our college.

Medical mission

Students are actively involved in our annual Medical Mission program. Each year six to seven students participate in the annual medical mission program that is coordinated by one of the faculty. Students have indicated that this opportunity is a lifelong and unforgettable experience. Their thoughts can best be appreciated in the video created by one of the student participants on the mission.