Monica Jenschke

Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Nurse Anesthesia
Annie Richardson Bass Building 3105 | 817-257-6755


University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Courses Taught

NRAN 82123 Advanced Theoretical Foundations of Pain
NRAN 82221 Spiritual Aspects of Health
NRAN 82321 Functional Health & Functional Health Assessment
NRAN 82331 Local, Regional, & Global Structural Aspects Related to Pain
NRAN 82111 , 82211, 82311 Comprehensive Pain Treatment Clinical Practicum I, II, and III; clinical coordinator for advanced pain management program.

Areas of Focus

Pain research and clinical management, interprofessional education, stress management and wellness of healthcare professionals, suicide prevention education, and yoga.

Watson J, Alexander G, Dart L, Jenkins D, Jenschke M, Jevas-Roengels S. Enhancing student interprofessional competencies through TeamSTEPPS training. Poster presentation. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Denver, CO; Nov 12-14, 2015.

Elegance and accuracy. Writers at the Center. L.W. Adams Center for Writing, Texas Christian University. 2015;18(1):4.

Ratka A, Miller V, Brown K, Jenschke M, Simpkins J. Association of various dimensions of hot flashes with systemic levels of gonadal steroids. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2009;234(4):395-402. PMID:21282157.

Jenschke ML. Aging confers an increase in sensitivity and sensitization to pain and results in shifts of spinal NR1 expression [doctoral dissertation]. Fort Worth, TX: University of North Texas Health Science Center; 2009.

Hayrapetyan V, Jenschke M, Dillon GH, Machu TK. Co-expression of the 5-HT(3B) subunit with the 5-HT(3A) receptor reduces alcohol sensitivity. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2005;142(2):146-150. PMID:16257471.


Jenschke M. Guided Relaxation for the Workplace. Assembly of School Faculty, AANA, Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 23-25, 2017.

Jenschke M. The DNP Project Guide,The e-Portfolio (FrogFolio), Interprofessional Education, and Wellness Initiatives. TCU School of Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Coordinators meeting. The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX; October 28, 2016.

Jenschke M. Breath Focus Guided Relaxation. Assembly of School Faculty, AANA. San Antonio, TX. February 27, 2016.

Jenschke M. QPR Suicide Prevention Training, in conjunction with TCU ‘Don’t Cancel that Class’ initiative. Department of Social Work, TCU, October 16, 2015.

Jenschke M. Student stress, detecting substance abuse, and suicide prevention. Presentation. School of Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Coordinator Meeting, Grapevine, TX; Oct 23, 2015.

Jenschke M. Fluid Management: Give ‘em what they need when they need it. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2013 Annual Meeting, 12 Aug 2013.

Jenschke M. Current Trends in Perioperative Fluid Management. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2012 Annual Meeting, 4 Aug 2012, San Francisco, CA

Jenschke M. Anesthesia’s dirty, cold secrets. Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2012 Spring Meeting, 17 February 2012. The Woodlands, TX.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist,

National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Texas State Registered Nurse Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider, American Heart Association


International Anesthesia Research Society, member since 2002

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, member since 1992

Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists, member since 1992

Interprofessional Research, Education, and Practice Committee: Actively engaged in IPREP activities in coordination and collaboration with University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Served on the strategic planning committee of this newly formed group. 2014-present

Faculty Senate: Elected to and serving on the faculty senate academic years 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17.

Educational Evaluation Committee, Faculty Senate Subcommittee: Active member in the newly created Educational Evaluation Committee, academic year 2014-15, 2015-2016.

Student Relations Committee, Faculty Senate Subcommittee: Active member, academic year 2016-2017.

Harris College Advisory Committee, Professor of Professional Practice Representative. Academic year 2015-2016, 2016-2017.

Admissions Committee, School of Nurse Anesthesia, 2012-present. Admissions Committee, Advanced Pain Management Program, 2017-present.

Suicide prevention training for TCU students, faculty, and staff. Suicide prevention training to local business personnel and hospital staff in local community.

Stress management, wellness education, and breath focus anxiety reduction techniques for nurse anesthesia program, Harris College, and as requested by departments at TCU.

Education presentations at state and national professional associations. Topics include fluid management, infection control, multimodal analgesia, stress management, and breath focus techniques to reduce anxiety or tension.

Developed and maintain the electronic portfolio for each cohort of nurse anesthesia residents. An example portfolio was created to guide students in developing their own unique, professional portfolio that is maintained during the 3 year program.