Prudentia A. Worth C.R.N.A., Ph.D.

Prudentia A. Worth C.R.N.A., Ph.D.


Director, Nurse Anesthesia

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 4605





Director and Assistant Professor (clinical) Nurse Anesthesia Department of Health Care Sciences

Prudentia A. Worth C.R.N.A., Ph.D.

Degrees and Certifications

Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan, Ph.D., in Instructional Technology, 1995

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, M.Ed. in Instructional Technology, 1980

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
B.S. in Anesthesia, 1975

Kent & Canterbury Hospital, London, England
Diploma in Nursing

Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, England
Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing

Awards and Honors

{ Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1978-1986
{ Evaluation Committee, Chairperson, 1977-1986.
{ Admission Committee Member, 1980-present
{ Graduate Curriculum Committee, 1981-1986
{ Self-Study Committee, 1982
{ Curriculum Committee, Nurse Anesthesia Program, Chairperson, 1982 - 1994. 
{ Advisory Committee, Nurse Anesthesia Program, 1987-present.

PROFESSIONAL  Development of program design for the generic Masters Degree in
ACHIEVEMENTS:  Anesthesia, 1984
Development of Track II program for Master's degree in        anesthesia for CRNA, 1984
    Developed and implemented an education course:  "Process of
    Teaching and Evaluation for Nurse Anesthesia, 1986
Developed a curriculum in collaboration with the chief pediatric anesthesiologist at Children's Hospital of Michigan to implement a certificate program in pediatric anesthesia
    Graduate Council Approval 2002

PROFESSIONAL  Member of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA),
ORGANIZATIONS:  1971 - present
    Member of Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA),
RECOGNITION  Program Director of the Year Award, AANA 2001
and AWARDS:  
    Service Recognition, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia,
    Education Programs, 1994 - 1995.
    Mentorship Recognition, AANA, 1991
    Certificate of Professional Excellence Award, AANA, 1976
    Certified Teacher, AANA, 1974

Recent Publications

PRESENTATIONS:  "Guiding the CRNA Profession into the Next Generation.
    Nurse Anesthetist Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 2003
    "Establishing Strategies for Distance Education in Rural Settings. 
    Covenant Health System, 2003
"Encouraging Young Generation Into Health Care/Nursing.. Methodist Women, 2003
    Recruitment and Retention CRNA faculty 
    Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetist
    "Evaluation and Management:  A Systems Approach. 
    Assembly of School Faculty, Washington, D.C., February 1992
    "Core Curriculum:  Is There a Need in Nurse Anesthesia Education.
    AANA Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, 1987
    "Conceptualizing Clinical Evaluation: Methodology of Design     and Implementation Workshop.  Harper Hospital, 1986
    "Designing Clinical Objectives.  Visitors on Accreditation
    Workshop, Chicago, IL, 1985
    "Understanding Clinical Evaluation Seminar.  
    Detroit Receiving Hospital, 1985
    "Development of 'I CARE' Clinical Evaluation Tool.
    Clinical Evaluation Process Workshop, American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 1981
    "Design Implementation of a Clinical Tool.   Clinical Evaluation Process Workshop, American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 1981
PUBLICATIONS:  Worth, Prudentia, CRNA, Ph.D., Dissertation, "A Study to Assess the Perceived Factors Contributing to the Under Representation of Minorities in Anesthesia", May, 1995
    Worth, Prudentia, CRNA, M.Ed., "Current and Future
Perspectives Regarding Framework for Nurse Anesthesia Education:  Nurse Anesthesia Curriculum in the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Wayne State University,
   National Commission on Nurse Anesthesia Education,
    December, 1990
Worth, Prudentia, CRNA, "Development and  Implementation of "CARE" Clinical Evaluation Tool, World Health Organization,

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