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

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


Director & Assistant Professor (Clinical)


Nurse Anesthesia

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 4605




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

Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  • 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 achievements

  • Development of program design for the generic Masters Degree in 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

Recognition awards

  • Program Director of the Year Award, AANA 2001 

  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • Member of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA),
 1971 - present
  • Member of Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA),

Recent Publications


  • "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


  1. Worth, Prudentia, CRNA, Ph.D., Dissertation, "A Study to Assess the Perceived Factors Contributing to the Under Representation of Minorities in Anesthesia", May, 1995
  2. 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
  3. Worth, Prudentia, CRNA, "Development and  Implementation of "CARE" Clinical Evaluation Tool, World Health Organization,